I am a communication researcher and trainer, with expertise in new communication technology for developing nations, and research background in development-related communication issues.

 

My current research interest is in the strategic use of mobile phones in development and rural service delivery.

Countries of experience: Australia, Federated States of Micronesia, Papua New Guinea

 

Languages: English (mother tongue), Melanesian Tok Pisin (fluent), Yapese (basic), Nepali (basic), Egyptian Arabic (basic)

 

Affiliation: Visiting Fellow, School of International, Political and Strategic Studies, Australian National University

 

Employment highlights: ​

Mobile Communications Research Consultant, Economic and Public Sector Program, Papua New Guinea, November 2011 to present

 

Lecturer in the Communication Arts Department of Divine Word University in Madang, Papua New Guinea, 2004-2007

 

Program Manager, 2RPH, Sydney: Radio for the Print Handicapped of NSW, Sydney, Australia, 2002-2004

 

Convenor and Lecturer, Radio Broadcasting unit for Masters students, Centre for International Communication, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia, second semester 2004

 

Audio Engineer, NS Media: North Supply Business Communications Systems, Sydney, Australia, 2000-2003

 

Media Trainer, Yap Media Department, Yap, Federated States of Micronesia

 

Various roles at ABC Radio, Sydney, Australia