Alison Kershaw

Program Manager
Inspiring South Australia
Throughout Alison’s 20+ year career, her greatest passion has been education and community engagement. Alison’s studies and career have taken her around the world, with work including roles in government, the disability sector, and the arts. She has sought jobs, education, and volunteering positions that further the creation of social, cultural, and economic capital in our communities. Alison delights in bringing ideas to life and is an experienced project manager and impact leader, having worked on numerous green fields innovation initiatives and events in South Australia, including Hybrid World Adelaide, Maker Faire Adelaide, and Adelaide Film Festival. In 2019, Alison was a member of the first cohort of ANU’s 3A Institute, now School of Cybernetics, Masters of Applied Cybernetics. The world’s first graduate program focusing on the challenges of ensuring Ai-enabled cyber-physical systems are safe, sustainable, and responsible, led by Distinguished Professor Genevieve Bell. After graduating Alison joined the School of Cybernetics’ Engagement and Impact Team but is now happy to be back in South Australia and looking forward to making great things happen to help South Australians learn about and connect with science, technology, engineering, maths, and medicine as the Inspiring South Australia Program Manager.


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9 - 11 march