Thanks for dropping by! I'm Millie, writer, social scientist, drinker of tea, wiper of tears, thrower of frisbees and passionate, both practically and theoretically, about community.
For as long as I can remember I have been fascinated by how community works and functions. In 2006 I completed my Honours degree at the Australian National University, where I looked at the experiences of parents and children on the Walking School Bus.
In 2014 I graduated with a PhD from the University of Tasmania. My thesis All give and no take: Social change, suburban life and the possibilities of sharing in Australia explored the attitudes and practises of people in Melbourne regarding sharing and community.
Currently I work as a Research Fellow at the University of Tasmania evaluating an energy efficiency and thermal comfort program Get Bill Smart. And, when the work is available I also teach university students about the social and political aspects of climate change and sustainability.
I am an active member of several community organisations and am currently the Chair of Source Community Wholefoods in Hobart, Tasmania.