Cultural researcher and writer who has worked across the Australian cultural sector for 40 years. Spanning policy, programs and research in government, museums, publishing and community radio and community arts in four states and territories at national, state and local level. Encompassed creative industries â€“ including contemporary music and literature â€“ Indigenous culture and languages and intangible cultural heritage. Director of the National Cultural Policy Task Force, wrote the proposal that initiated the Digital Content Industry Action Agenda, drafted the Indigenous Contemporary Music Action Plan and played an instrumental role in the adoption of Australiaâ€™s first National Indigenous Languages Policy. Previously Community Arts Officer in local government, Arts Officer for the ACTU, Development Manager at community radio 2SER-FM and Membership Manager for the Powerhouse Museum. Currently Adjunct at University of Canberra, Board member of Craft ACT (2014-2016) and member of Childers Group, ACT independent arts forum.