About

As an Educational Designer at James Cook University's Academic Design and Development Team (a part of the Centre for Education and Enhancement) I bring over 15 years of diverse experience in education, international relations, marketing, and communications to my role. With a commitment to fostering innovation and collaboration, my aim is to lead initiatives that contribute to educational innovation.

My academic journey includes earning a Ph.D. in Philosophy focusing on Education from Southern Cross University, where I conducted research on speculative drama's role in understanding children and young people's perspectives on climate change. Prior to this, I pursued a Master of Arts in International Relations from Colombo University, Sri Lanka, and a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism, Psychology, and English Literature from Bangalore University, India.

I have contributed to academic publications exploring topics such as youth digital media practices for climate justice and climate change education. Additionally, I have presented my research at esteemed conferences worldwide.

My work experience spans across academia and professional careers as a Research Associate, Project Manager, Student Exeprience Manager, Program Support Education Officer, and a Digital Media Expert.

I am currently based in JCU Nguma-bada campus (Cairns).

 

Interests
Research
  • Education Technologies, Generative AI, Research Dissemination, Climate Change Education, and Sustainability
Teaching
  • Education Philosophy, Creative Arts, and Environment and Sustainability,
Experience
  • 2023 to 2024 - Educational Designer, James Cook University (Cairns, Australia)
  • 2022 to 2023 - Program Support Education Officer (Community Action for a Multicultural Society Program - CAMS), Multicultural Communities Council Gold Coast (Gold Coast, Australia)
  • 2021 to 2023 - Tutor in Education, Southern Cross University (Gold Coast, Australia)
  • 2019 to 2023 - Research Associate, Southern Cross University (Gold Coast, Australia.)
  • 2021 to 2022 - Student Experience Manager, Study Gold Coast (Gold Coast Australia)
  • 2021 to 2022 - Project Manager, Southern Cross University (Gold Coast, Australia)
  • 2021 to 2022 - Finacial Analyst, Woolworths Team Bank (Gold Coast, Australia)
  • 2014 to 2018 - Digital Media Coordinator, Seylan Bank (Colombo, Sri Lanka)
  • 2012 to 2014 - Teacher (Secondary), Lyceum International School (Wattala, Sri Lanka)
  • 2008 to 2009 - Programmes and Operations Assistant, Sri Lanka Institute of Marketing (Colombo, Sri Lanka)
Honours
Memberships
  • 2022 to 2024 - Member of the American Educational Research Association (AERA)
  • 2019 to 2024 - Member of the Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE)
Publications

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