Episode 9: The General Sir John Monash Scholars Podcast featuring Hannah Barber
Hannah holds a BA in Politics and International Studies, a Master of Teaching from the University of Melbourne, and a Master of Education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. As an early childhood development specialist, she has international experience in developing and implementing innovative strategies to achieve breakthrough outcomes for children and families. Hannah has expertise in applying cutting edge insights from the science of early childhood development, framing, adult learning, social enterprise and scaling research to rethink and redesign programs and policies. She is currently working with the Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University, a world renowned R&D platform that uses the latest scientific insights to improve the life outcomes of children facing adversity. In this role, Hannah works with a range of national and international innovators, including policy makers, system leaders, practitioners and social entrepreneurs to design, test and scale their work. Upon returning to Australia, Hannah hopes to be able to use these insights to drive systemic change across the early childhood policy and practice landscape to ultimately improve learning, health and behavioural outcomes for the next generation.