Amelia designs solutions to big challenges in human services through taking a strategic approach to complexity and focusing on the wellbeing of individuals and society.
For five years she has supported commercial and not-for-profit organisations to deliver services to hard-to-reach communities in Queensland and New South Wales, on themes including early childhood development and the National Disability Insurance Scheme. She has expertise in strategy, research, social planning, service design and delivery, community engagement and capacity building.
- Built sector capacity to support children with disability in out-of-home care, identifying barriers to service delivery then designed and delivered targeted solutions involving resources, organisational upskilling and training for case workers
- Designed and created family-friendly video clips to help parents and carers of children with NDIS plans to use their plans in a way that supports better outcomes for their children
- Led an early childhood community capacity-building strategy, including profiling the community, mapping services, engaging community and stakeholders, prioritising resources, designing programs and supporting front-line staff
- Led an allied health organisation’s NDIS service stream and grew this service to be the organisation’s largest funding source within a year
- Through a partnership between the Institute for Social Science Research at the University of Queensland and the Queensland Police Service, managed a six-week experimental research trial evaluating a new crime hotspot policing strategy and contributed to published research.
Outside of Nous
Amelia holds leadership and educational roles in her religious community. She is completing a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Sydney and has a Master of Development Practice and Bachelor of Behavioural Science from the University of Queensland.
In her spare time...
Amelia enjoys going for bush walks, playing in the sandpit with her daughter, reading, and going out to eat with her husband. She grew up in the United Kingdom and United States and is very happy to be back in her home country, Australia.