Advisory Board

Dr. Jennifer M. Gidley

Jennifer M. Gidley, Ph.D. is an Australian psychologist, innovative educator, and futurist. Her books include Postformal Education: A Philosophy for Complex Futures, The Future: A Very Short Introduction, The University in Transformation: Global Perspectives on the Futures of the University, and Youth Futures: Comparative Research and Transformative Visions,
Jennifer is Adjunct Professor at the Institute for Sustainable Futures at UTS Sydney; Fellow of the Marcelino Botin Foundation; Visiting Fellow, Centre for International Studies and Research; and has held academic positions within three other Australian universities. Her Ph.D. on the evolution of consciousness was awarded the Chancellor’s Gold Medal for Academic Excellence.
She works globally with speaking and research collaborations including Australia, Europe, the USA, Middle East, and Asia. As former President (2009–2017) of the World Futures Studies Federation, a UNESCO and UN partner founded in Paris in 1973, she led the global peak body for futurists from 60 countries.
Jennifer serves on several academic editorial boards, has published dozens of academic papers, and published several books. She earned her B.A. (Honors) in Psychology at the University of Melbourne. She also earned a Dip Ed at Monash Teachers College, Grad. Cert. TESOL at Bond University, MA (Research) at Southern Cross University, Post-Grad. Dip. Psychology at Charles Sturt University, and a Ph.D. at Southern Cross University.
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