Kristin Alford

Kristin is a futurist and the the inaugural Director of the Science Creativity Education (Sci.C.Ed) Studio. This new cultural institution at the University of South Australia opens in 2018 and aims to inspire young adults about the role and potential of science in creating futures.

Prior to this role, Kristin was the founding director of foresight agency Bridge8, facilitating futures and engagement on water sustainability, nanotechnology, health, advanced manufacturing, clean technologies and climate futures for clients including Federal Government, State Government of South Australia and local councils, as well as corporates, arts organisations and not-for-profits.

Kristin has had various careers in engineering, human resources, strategy and product development for companies including BHP Billiton, Ansett-Air New Zealand, the Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria and Nanotechnology Victoria. She holds a PhD in process engineering and a Masters of Management in Strategic Foresight. She is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, a Fellow of the Governor’s Leadership Foundation and a sessional lecturer at the University of Adelaide.

Kristin spoke at the Mary Lee Exchange #1.