Ian Drayton, with Jessica Abramovic and Samuel Byrnand
Ian Drayton holds a Bachelor of Business and a Masters of Tertiary Education Management. Ian is a former serving member of the Australian Defence Force and was awarded an International Churchill Fellowship in 2016 to undertake an extended research program in the UK and the US entitled: ‘Exploring the use of Creative Arts to assist the recovery from Combat-Related Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder’. Ian is currently the Faculty General Manager for the Faculty of Arts & Design at the University of Canberra, and the current President of the ACT Churchill Fellows Association.
Jessica Abramovic holds a Bachelor of Arts, a Master of International Development, and is completing a Graduate Diploma of Professional Writing. Her latest research, to be published later this year, explored trauma recovery within a refugee Burmese diaspora through a community garden site in Canberra.
Samuel Byrnand holds a Bachelor of Arts (Hons), a Graduate Certificate in Information Communication Technology, and is completing a Graduate Diploma of Writing and Literature. His recent research on the myth of the Flora and Fauna Act has been profiled by ABC Fact Check and SBS News, and his current research examines the broader trauma inflicted on society by toxic masculinity representations within cinema.