I am an experienced career development practitioner and a military spouse employment advocate who has been involved in defence family advocacy for over ten years.

I have an in-depth understanding and lived experience of the challenges and opportunities associated with military spouse employment. I have advised government departments, advocacy organizations, employers and the career development sector on these challenges and opportunities. My 2017 Churchill Fellowship forged strong international connections with military spouse employment stakeholders around the world. I have presented at international conferences and delivered the very successful inaugural International Military Spouse Employment Summit in 2021.  As a qualified career development practitioner I draw on theory and best practice to provide advice on designing and delivering effective employment support programs.

I served on the Career Development Association of Australia ACT/NT Division Committee for 6 years, including 3 years as President.

I have had the privilege of living and working on lands across Australia and the USA. I currently live on Ngunnawal Country and pay my respects to Elders past and present.


My formal qualifications:

Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Biological Sciences (University of Newcastle)

Master of Studies (Australian National University)

Graduate Certificate of Career Development (Swinburne University)

Bachelor of Laws (currently completing) (University of Canberra)

My professional memberships:

Professional Member of the Career Development Association of Australia

Registered Professional Career Development Practitioner with the Career Industry Council of Australia

Member of the National Career Development Association (United States of America)

Churchill Fellow and ACT Churchill Fellows Association committee member


To learn more about Amanda visit  LinkedIn



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