Impactful communicator. People-person. Cavoodle mother.
As engagement and impact lead for the School of Cybernetics, Maia works closely with the team in exploring collaborations with academia, government, community organisations and private industry.
Maia loves working at the intersection between disciplines. After studying arts and science at university 20 years ago, she trained and worked as a science writer and has since held a variety of strategy, research, communications and business development roles.
Through a keen interest in emerging technology, she completed a Masters of Bioethics focusing on the communication issues involved in democratic decision-making on complex scientific issues (e.g. stem cell research).
She has worked with some of Australia's premier non-profit organisations and managed large-scale social research on issues such as mental health and corporate social responsibility.
Maia is passionate about helping ideas and people find their place in a noisy, complex world, and is enjoying bringing this to the School of Cybernetics. She has also promised to bring her cute-as-a-button cavoodle Cromwell to work – the team has not forgotten, Maia!