Driven by a passion to understand and communicate the importance of human diversity, I have developed a number of innovative methods of translating my professional experience into practical and accessible information that is highly relevant to both the academic and non-academic worlds.
As a public speaker, I inspire people to think deeply, challenging them to explore a range of creative approaches to understand their dynamic and ever-changing environment.
Here’s how one audience member described one of my sessions:
“Mesmerising. He brought together so many concepts and theories together in such a succinct and eloquent manner. He was effervescent, warm, quirky and encouraged and supported us to participate in a really fun and engaging way. It was entertaining, and above all very educational and informative.”
I am currently a core faculty member at The School of Life in Sydney, where I facilitate EQ and life skills programs on culture, love, and understanding the self. I am regularly asked to present for their public events and corporate sessions. I also host a podcast, called The Meaning Of… with my fellow School of Life Faculty member, Dr Tim Dean.
I speak on a range of topics including:
- Human Evolution and Diversity,
- Ethnicity, Migration and Globalisation,
- Medical Anthropology and Public Health,
- Politics, Power and Inequality,
- Material Culture, Usage and Design,
- Improvisation and Cultural Creativity,
- South Asian History and Culture (India),
- Indigenous Culture and Identity,
- Cross-cultural Mental Health,
- Adolescent Health and Sexuality,
- Gender Studies,
- Relationships and Communication,
- Religion and Ritual,
- Research Methodology,
- Social Justice.
In addition to this, I love to sing! As a trained musician and a professional jazz singer, I not only do gigs, but I conduct a number of performance based improvisational workshops that get people connecting, creating and moving. I currently run a workshop for people of all ages called Song Playground that involves: Songwriting; Storytelling; Narrative therapy; Music and Movement; Team building; Problem-solving; and Play therapy. We use the program to get top know another, have loads of fun, develop creative confidence through self expression and build our Emotional Intelligence muscles