Aidan Jago

Aidan Jago


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Aidan combines rigorous academic training, structured thinking and listening skills to bring clarity and perspective to challenging problems. His academic background in psychology, economics and econometrics has instilled a commitment to rigorous quantitative analysis, which he combines with the invaluable human touch that comes from five years’ experience working on the frontline in the public education and mental health sectors. His interests are wide-ranging but commonly driven by a curiosity to understand the people and organisations he works with and the conditions that enable them to thrive.

Influential work

  • Led improvement foci in the teaching of psychology and philosophy at a large public school in northern metropolitan Melbourne
  • Developed and trained teaching staff in the use of a methodology for improved effectiveness and efficiency of assessment and feedback
  • Contributed to authorship of a paper outlining the use of electroencephalographic markers as indicators of illness progression in young people at high risk of psychosis
  • Recruited and supported a network of youth volunteers to raise a six-figure fundraising target for a major non-government organisation.

Outside of Nous

Aidan recently completed a Teach for Australia associateship at a large public school in Melbourne. In this role he led school improvement initiatives while teaching philosophy, psychology and mathematics. Prior to this Aidan was an honours student in psychology at Orygen, The National Centre of Excellence in Youth Health; where he completed a thesis investigating neurobiological differences in young people at high risk of developing psychosis. Aidan balanced his undergraduate studies with a fundraising relationship management role with World Vision Australia.

Aidan holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours in psychology) from The University of Melbourne, a Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Economics from Monash University and a Master of Teaching from Deakin University.

In his spare time...

Aidan enjoys the outdoors, staying active, reading, exploring Melbourne’s live music scene and cooking for his family and friends. He has never said no to a day at the beach.