PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCES AND PROJECTS
As well as my academic research, I have been involved in the community and voluntary sector and undertaken work in policy and consulting. This page highlights a small selection of my professional experiences and some major projects I have been involved in.
Media Outreach on Philosophy and Politics
I have published widely in the mainstream media on issues as diverse as euthanasia, higher education, religion and morality, John Rawls' political philosophy, refugees, media ethics, and homelessness. I have also appeared on a national television programme (Television New Zealand, TV1) to discuss community, diversity, and multiculturalism.
St John Ambulance
I was involved with St John New Zealand in various volunteering capacities for over 11 years (including as a Cadet and Youth Leader, Ambulance Officer and Diversity/Inclusion Advisor.
From 2015 to 2018, I was the Divisional Manager of New Zealand's largest division. At the time, I was the youngest person appointed to the role. I was awarded the Minister of Health's Youth Volunteer of the Year (runner-up) Award for my work promoting diversity and inclusion while in this role.
Assisted in the creation of MAS Foundation
Working as a consultant for a boutique management consultancy firm contracted by MAS, I was instrumental in the set up of a new charitable trust with responsibility for allocating multi-million dollar grants to promote health equity.
State of Volunteering Report 2020 and 2022
The State of Volunteering report is a flagship publication in the voluntary and community sector, highlighting challenges and opportunities. I was the Principal Author and Project Director of the 2020 and 2022 editions.