Prior to joining Nous, Carolyn managed complex policy and regulatory change projects for the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority throughout a period of intense regulatory reform. She has held a range of strategic policy and research roles across the education, childcare and aged care sectors in Australia and Canada. She joined the Royal Canadian Navy when she was 17 and served as a Naval Communicator for six years.
Carolyn holds a Bachelor of Arts (major in psychology, minor in behavioural science) from McGill University, and completed a research thesis on memory and learning with McGill’s Lab of Brain & Behaviour. She also holds a Bachelor of Social Work from St. Thomas University, and is currently completing a Master of Public Policy at the University of Sydney.
After years of Canadian winters, Carolyn continues to be delighted by the novelty of running and swimming outdoors year-round in Sydney. She enjoys baking, especially cookies.