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Grahame Collier


        Summary of Curriculum Vitae:

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Grahame Collier has had over ten years experience in private consultancy since establishing T Issues Consultancy. Initially he undertook this work on a part time basis but since 2002 he has been working in this role full time. As the principal of this sole trader business, Grahame is the key deliverer of all T Issues Consultancy work. While he occasionally sub-contracts other consultants or works as a part of a consortium, he is personally involved in all projects.

Through T Issues, Grahame Collier has undertaken significant projects with international, national, state and local government agencies, as well as with industry and non government organisation clients. He works across public health and environment sectors and works within a sustainability framework. The work delivered by T Issues Consultancy focuses on service planning, service delivery, program evaluation and facilitation and is mainly related to the education and training sector. Projects undertaken range across a diversity of issues and challenges and often require a mix of strategic and public communication skills.

In addition, Grahame is a highly experienced trainer and facilitator and delivers significant training to his peers in the sector. Much of this relates to capacity building in facilitation and education planning delivery and/or evaluation.

Grahame has also written in detail about issues of sustainability and public health and has had a significant number of papers published in peer reviewed publications.

Environment Protection Authority NSW *

Nine years in various senior roles in the Education and Community Programs Branch involving the design, delivery and evaluation of education and training programs - Most recently Director Community Education; prior to that Director Industry and Community Education. Activities included conduct of major social marketing campaigns, community education with a range of communities [e.g. People from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Backgrounds], training programs with industry and local government, management of industry partnerships programs, management of significant social research and evaluation projects.

  • Over 12 months experience as A/Executive Director Education and Community Programs.

  • Management of the Environmental Trust Program [three years].

  • Establishment of Environmental Education policy and cross government activity [responsible for the NSW Council on Environmental Education].

  • In the Director’s role, responsible for management of over 25 staff and budget of over $2Omil per annum.

  • Significant community engagement functions.

  • Worked extensively with local government to develop understanding of legislative change and ‘appropriate regulatory authorities’ responsibilities under POEO.

* Note: Department of Environment and Conservation from September 2003

 

NSW Health

Five years as the Manager AIDS Education and Prevention. NSW AIDS Bureau, including 6 months experience as A/Director AIDS Bureau.

  • Managed all aspects of AIDS education and prevention in NSW including, social marketing campaigns [in conjunction with Commonwealth Health], education programs for gay men, injecting drug users and the general community, grants programs for non-government sector agencies, management of the Needle and Syringe Exchange Program, social research and evaluation.

  • Wrote a number of major AIDS education/prevention documents.

  • Responsible for a budget of over $2Omil per annum and 15 staff.

 

World Health Organization [WHO]

  • Worked in Geneva, Switzerland as a contractor to the Global Program on AIDS for over 12 months.

  • Coordinated the global HIV/AIDS schools program in conjunction with staff from UNESCO.

  • Wrote the WHO document School Health Education to Prevent the Transmission of AIDS and other Sexually Transmitted Diseases.

  • Conducted training workshops in developing countries for teachers, policy makers and healthcare workers.

  • Note as T Issues Consultancy ongoing project work is conducted with the WHO.

 

NSW Family Planning Association [FPA]

Three years as Education Manager at NSW FPA. Managed of a large team of educators who conducted training for doctors, nurses and other health and welfare professionals and delivered community education and schools programs.

  • Responsible for all NSW FPA media activity in relation to sexuality education.

  • Responsible for up to 30 education staff and a budget of over $4.0 mil.

Teacher

  • Previously a secondary teacher for ten years and head of faculty [three years] in Health, Personal Development and Physical Education, NSW Department of Education.

  • Also delivered teacher training and consultancy in Personal Development for the NSW Department of Education [six years].

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Education: University of Western Australia.

  • Graduate Diploma in Adult Education: University of Sydney.

  • Diploma in Physical Education: Sydney Teachers College.

  • Completed course work in Master of Education program. Sydney University

  • Certificate IV Workplace Training and Assessment

  • Significant short courses in facilitation skills, conflict resolution, mediation, presentation skills, program evaluation and management.


Other Relevant Information

  • Former President of the Australian Association for Environmental Education [AAEE].

  • Former member of the National Environmental Education Council

  • Former Executive Officer of the NSW Council  on HIV and AIDS

  • Member of a number of professional bodies including the Australian Association for Environmental Education, the Australasian Evaluation Society, the Australian Health Promotion Association, the Australasia Facilitator’s Network, and the Australian Water Association.

  • Former member of the Board of Oz Green, the Advisory Board of the Australian Association for Environmental Education, the National Education Council for Birds Australia and the Australian Water Authority’s Water Education Committee.

  • Life member of Manly Warringah Life Line and also the Student Welfare Association of NSW

  • NSW Environmental Educator of the Year 2009. [AAEE] Australian Environmental Educator of the Year 2010.