Dean of Academic Programs, Executive Director
Hellene is a Processwork Diplomate with a PhD in Cultural Studies from Monash University (Aust.) and a BSc/BA(Hons) from the University of Melbourne, Australia. She graduated from the Process Work Institute’s Masters in Process Work (MAPW) program in February 2013.
Hellene has extensive experience in professional research, evidence-base consultancy and business development in Australia. Previously, Hellene established and led a national research consultancy for the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute and is the author of multiple publications in housing and homelessness policy. She was the research coordinator for a large Melbourne non-government agency and has developed policy for the Victorian State Government. Her doctoral research, Dance with the body you have (2006), focused on the meaning and implications of body awareness practices, while her first degree was in Physics.
Hellene has a passion for using research to communicate less known or marginalised experiences and practices, and believes in the power of academic research to share these precious knowledges within the broader public conversation.