After shouting at the television for many years Lesley decided participation was the best antidote to cynicism. She has a keen interest in supporting sound environmental social practice, communities and democracy in action. Lesley has a Masters of Science, Applied Statistics.
Lesley graduated from the University of Melbourne with dual majors in Statistics and History and Philosophy of Science. The combination of the two fields formed a strong background in objective research, critical appraisal and the analysis of relationships, and in assessment and reporting.
With this skill base she has variously consulted for an Australian timber company analysing the unloading of logs in Chinese ports, reported on the role of SMEs in Defence, critically analysed scientific papers, designed and advised on surveys and sampling for various private and government groups, and reviewed and advised on research proposals as a member of the Royal Melbourne Hospital’s MHREC.
Lesley has a keen interest in supporting sound environmental social practice, communities and democracy in action. She is currently completing a Masters of Science, Applied Statistics.
Note from Lesley: I first met Kate when I joined her on a two day trip around Calare at the end of November 2020. I had just come out of a long, long Melbourne lockdown and was excited to travel beyond my 5km zone. Kate, motivated by the community momentum that saw in 2019 Indi make history and Warringah return an independent, decided to see if her electorate was similarly inspired. Many people recalled the vitality of the years when independent Peter Andren represented Calare (1996 – 2007) and there was a cautious enthusiasm to take the conversations further.