Sophie Ader is the Engagement Coordinator for the Uniquely Australian Foods Industrial Transformation Centre. She holds a Bachelor Social Science (Psychology), a Post Graduate Diploma in Public Sector Management and a Master’s of Training and Development, having completed her undergraduate in Bathurst, NSW, and her post graduate qualifications while working full time in Brisbane, QLD.
Sophie has over 16 years experience in state government in the areas of adult education and governance, and worked for a number of years in senior management and leadership positions. She has also worked in partnership with Indigenous communities to collaboratively design and co-deliver projects which meet communities’ self-identified aspirations and needs, forming long term relationships which span more than a decade.
Sophie’s role is focussed on supporting the development of strong, two-way learning relationships between the centre staff and students, and partner Indigenous Enterprises and communities and broader industry. She helps to ensure the design, conduction and translation of research is done collaboratively, to benefit Indigenous enterprises and communities and build future leaders in the native botanicals industry.