Vlog Series – Mary Wooldridge

This week, FSSI Director Micaela Cronin speaks with Mary Wooldridge, a strategic leader across the non-profit, public and corporate sector. Across a 13 year career as a state Liberal MP, Mary served as the minster for mental health, community services, disability and women’s affairs portfolios. Mary was recently appointed...

Vlog Series – Elizabeth Hudson

FSSI Director, Micaela Cronin speaks to one of FSSI’s PhD scholars, Liz Hudson. With more than 15 years’ experience working in management roles in the community / employment sector, Liz has been a CEO of a specialised mental health employment service, and a Research Manager of a large not-for-profit...

Vlog Series – Katherine Ellis

Micaela speaks with Katherine Ellis, CEO at Youth Affairs Council Victoria. Katherine discusses how her previous roles have contributed to how she works as a leader and offers her advice to other sector leaders on listening to young people’s voices. Katherine talks about her time studying at the Harvard...

Vlog Series – Fidelma Carolan

Micaela speaks with Fidelma Carolan, Senior Consultant at the Northern Ireland Health and Social Care Leadership Centre for Leadership Matters. Fidelma talks about the incredible experience of working in the Protestant Northern Ireland community after growing up in the Republic of Ireland with a Catholic background. Fidelma also discusses...

Vlog Series – Larissa Hjorth

This week, Micaela speaks with Larissa Hjorth, Director of the Design & Creative Practice research platform at RMIT University. Larissa talks about what gives her joy in her work as a researcher and shares an interesting story that was a turning point in her research. Larissa also discusses the...

Vlog Series – Dan Stubbs

This week, Micaela speaks with Dan Stubbs, Victorian Disability Worker Commissioner. Dan discusses how the challenges we are all facing this year have impacted on the establishment of the Commission, both personally and professionally and talks about his hopes about the Commissions value to the disability sector. Dan shares...

Vlog Series – Alison Macdonald

Micaela highlights the significant leadership role that Alison held during both the merger between Domestic Violence Victoria and the Domestic Violence Resource Centre as well as her in depth contribution to the Royal Commission life cycle. Alison discusses the most significant changes that she has seen come about since...

Vlog Series – Arthur Rogers

This week, Micaela speaks with Arthur Rogers, Victorian Disability Services Commissioner. As Arthur finished this role last month, he reflects on his leadership experience through transformational times and discusses the lessons he has learnt. With restrictions in place, Arthur discusses the impact it will have on people, especially those...