Nicole is a Project Officer at Innovation Unit Australia New Zealand with a passion for systems change, innovation and adaptive leadership.
She is currently part of the team delivering STEM Enterprise Innovation and Innovation Mentoring programs to schools in Western Australian. Nicole is driven by innovation that is grounded in human centred design principles which seek to benefit all children, and reduce disadvantage and inequality.
Nicole joins Innovation Unit with a background in communications, corporate sector leadership and financial services. Her pro bono work has focussed on driving systemic change to impact the disproportionate rates of indigenous children in out of home care in Perth, Western Australia.
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STEM Innovation Partnerships
A group of schools in Western Australia are working collaboratively to increase both achievement and engagement in STEM subjects – and to spread new practices across the state and beyond.
Innovation Unit Australia are collaborating with AISNSW to co-design a cross sectoral program that responds to the needs of learners, and create responsive teaching strategies that ignite their individual passions and optimise their strengths.