Fiona is a qualified Social Worker with experience working in rural and urban areas and in domestic and international contexts. Fiona has worked in the Higher Education sector for 9 years and has been the Dean of MRC since November 2018.
Fiona enjoys the opportunity that MRC provides to get to know residents from all over the world, celebrate with them during their successes, walk with them through their challenges, and enjoy providing them with opportunities that enable them to learn, grow and develop life skills and experience during their time here.
Fiona is passionate about developing cohesive communities and has felt privileged to see our community grow closer during this challenging COVID season. It has been a joy to see how each member has cared for and contributed to the lives of their neighbours in various and different ways and how this has also had a positive impact on the community as a whole. Fiona gratefully and with heartfelt thanks, acknowledges the residents and staff for their efforts to this end and praises them for their contribution.
Fiona considers herself privileged to work with a highly skilled, capable, committed, godly and caring staff team, and her role has been made much easier through their efforts, support and experience – and of course the jokes and laughter that come through the ‘Dad jokes’ in the office (thanks Matt and David!).
Fiona is well connected with a range of other professional support services, as well as services at Macquarie University, and is able to link students in with these should they be required.
In her free time, Fiona enjoys socialising with family and friends, spending time in the countryside, hiking, and spends many hours reading books.