Tania is a systems and participatory designer, and a recovering project and change manager in all things social innovation. She has worked for over 10 years in and across the public and business sector in behaviour change in digital, service, programme and intervention design. With capabilities in cross-government collaborative systems design in policy and strategy; trauma and adversity informed participatory practices with people experiencing and working in challenges such as homelessness, mental health distress and addictions, family and sexual violence.
She believes in making systemic changes in our world that take people’s lived experiences seriously, by privileging the voices of those that have been marginalised and excluded from our systems. Her work focuses on understanding and embracing the complexity of who we are as humans in our social systems, and on designing social value, not just for it, with social justice and ecology in mind. She has learned how to harness her own lived experience of mental health distress and addictions in ways to enable and support change and is proud to be able to use her continual journey of wellness to support Mind & Body Consultants as an independent director.