Ian is a PhD research candidate addressing Public Policy practice and communities. He is interested in postmodern and critical theory critiques of Consultation in Public Policy experience, especially the communities and actors inhabiting the evolving social and political landscapes.
Ian has been a professional performing artist, researcher, community worker and activist for over 40 years. He's worked with participants in youth risk and adult homelessness, survivor groups, anti-bullying, disability development, community education, public philosophy and philosophy in schools, and live-in community mentor on a social housing estate. Activist, environmentalist and artistic campaigner for social justice and anti-poverty. He has completed his Diploma in Community Services and Development, with placement in Asylum Seeker – Migrant Support and Master’s at UTAS examines the emergence and activity of new communities and actors in the Public Policy space and a Postmodern social landscape.
Date of award
The Goat Singers: Ritual and Athenian Tragedy
Diploma of Community Services
Migrant Support, Urban Development, Narrative Therapy
Wearing the Purple Hat: Public Policy, Postmodernism and Strange Communities
University of Tasmania
Coordinator of ASCP Conference UTAS, Artistic Director GEMCO Youth and Community Theatre, Dandenong Ranges Drama Festival in Victoria, Chair Dandenong City Council Arts Advisory Board, Administration of several VIC Arts and Tas Arts grants.
Development Tutor disability services, Music drama integration Childcare Workers VIC TAFE, Music Drama Therapy Occupational Therapy Latrobe University, Philosophy – Gender Studies Tutor UTAS, Fun in History/ Philosophy U3A Hobart.