Ethan Barden

Ethan Barden

Senior Consultant

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Ethan combines an appreciation for detail with high-level perspective to produce meaningful insights. He communicates clearly and effectively for each audience and has a particular focus on innovation and excellence in science, education and health.

Influential work

  • Developed and modelled an estimate of the economic value of Earth and marine observation to the Asia-Pacific region through extensive consultation and quantitative analysis
  • Developed policy direction options to encourage greater business investment in innovation using a human-centred design approach that consulted with businesses across Australia
  • Reviewed a national health translation program to strengthen research translation into practice and improve health outcomes for patients nationally
  • Designed options for a unique identifier framework to identify stakeholders in a complex cross-jurisdiction educational environment
  • Guided and supported an organisational transformation for two divisions of an Australian Government agency to improve processes and align work across workforces.

Outside of Nous

Before joining Nous, Ethan managed the 50-person MeriSTEM initiative at the Australian National University (ANU), drawing together academics and secondary school teachers to develop and distribute free transformative science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) educational course materials.

Ethan holds a Bachelor of Science (Advanced) with honours in theoretical physics from ANU.

In his spare time...

Ethan enjoys playing board games with friends and is relieved that his one-year-old puppy is finally starting to settle down.