Amelia is a social scientist specialising in community and stakeholder engagement. Her deep expertise includes digital engagement, technologies that open government, public participation and cross-sector collaboration.
She is passionate about representative open government, sustainable development, civic innovation and resilient communities — and is committed to making these happen wherever she can.
For over 17 years, she has been helping governments and organisations in Australia, New Zealand and Canada understand communities and engage stakeholders in the design and delivery of policy, digital transformations, programs and services.
In 2013, Amelia founded engage2 to enrich representative democracy and encourage constructive participation through our expert engagement delivery, democratic and civic innovations, enhanced capability and enabled communities.
As a widely regarded leader in democratic, civic and social innovation and smart cities, Amelia is also dedicated to evolving engagement practice.
She puts that leadership into action through our Evolving Democracy series and speaking regularly at conferences. She also enables communities and social innovators around Australia and overseas by curating engaging events, designing training, and facilitating workshops and virtual events.
Amelia is the founder and Executive Director of The Centre for Civic Innovation, co-Vice Chair of the Australia and New Zealand Smart Cities Council Civic Innovation Taskforce, and a writer for The Mandarin and Code for All.
We pride ourselves on our relationships and champion collaboration as the way to do business. We curate our teams and design engagement strategies and systems based on your project and organisational needs.
We have strong partnerships with professionals in public participation, collaboration, digital transformation, and democratic and social innovation across the country and the globe.
Collectively, we have worked on hundreds of projects with multiple Australian and international governments and organisations.
Our methods are tried and tested, so you can be sure you are working with the best in the business. And our deep collective experience can give you the confidence to pilot new techniques and implement better practices and systems in your organisation and community.
We are always looking for more innovative specialists to partner with…