Alison Kershaw


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Storyteller. Community-builder. Explainer.#

Throughout Alison’s 20+ year career, her greatest passion has been education and community capacity building. Alison’s studies and career have taken her around the world, with work including roles in government, the disability sector, and the arts. She has sought jobs, education, and volunteering positions that further the creation of social, cultural, and economic capital in our communities. Alison delights in bringing ideas to life and is an experienced project manager and impact leader, having worked on numerous green fields innovation initiatives and events, including Hybrid World Adelaide, Maker Faire Adelaide, and Adelaide Film Festival. In 2019, Alison was a member of the first cohort of ANU’s 3A Institute, Masters of Applied Cybernetics. After graduating Alison joined the School of Cybernetics’ Engagement and Impact Team but is now back in South Australia working to enable South Australians to learn about and connect with science, technology, engineering, maths, and medicine as the Inspiring South Australia Program Manager.

You are on Aboriginal land.

The Australian National University acknowledges, celebrates and pays our respects to the Ngunnawal and Ngambri people of the Canberra region and to all First Nations Australians on whose traditional lands we meet and work, and whose cultures are among the oldest continuing cultures in human history.

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