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New South Wales
University of New South Wales
Charles Sturt University
M (Environmental Management)
BA (Television Production)
I have always maintained a keen interest in the natural world and environmental protection, so I am pleased to have developed this interest into a career.
After completing a BA I accepted a job at SBS-TV in Sydney. After time at SBS I realized that the confines of the television studio was not for me so I purchased a video camera and joined the digital revolution in attempting to merge my developing interests in environment management with skills in video production. I became involved in the production of videos on subjects ranging from improved public transport in Sydney to Nam Theun 2 in Laos.
This was followed by an overly long diversion in the self-absorbed world of the film-industry where I worked on a variety of films from the Matrix to low-budget feature films yet to emerge from the cutting room as well as several short-films, commercials and documentaries. Needing some perspective on this I travelled to South America through Peru, Bolivia, Brazil and Argentina where I gained an appreciation of the opportunities and resources available for environmental conservation in Australia.
Wanting to pursue this interest professionally I returned to Sydney to begin a Masters in Environmental Management at the University of New South Wales while working at the New South Wales Environment Protection Agency and later an environmental consultancy.
I would highly recommend the Graduate program as it offers a variety of interesting work experiences, an excellent overview of environmental and heritage issues in Australia as well as comprehensive training in environmental management.
1. Natural Resource Management Programs Division/Australian Government Natural Resource Management Team/New South Wales Team. Main tasks include:
2. Land, Water Coasts Division/ Coasts and Water Branch/ Water Policy
3. Parks Australia North, Christmas Island
'the best thing about working for us ... is the environment'