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Julian O'Shea

Class Year: 2016

Scholarship: Social Change Fellowship

Connect: LinkedIn Profile

State: VIC

Position: Director- EWB Institute, Engineers Without Borders Australia, Festival Director - Link Festival of Design

Focus Area

Positive social change

Julian O'Shea

Class Year: 2016

Scholarship: Social Change Fellowship

Connect: LinkedIn Profile

State: VIC

Position: Director- EWB Institute, Engineers Without Borders Australia, Festival Director - Link Festival of Design

Focus Area

Positive social change

Biography

I'm a humanitarian engineering and social entrepreneur with a passion for using design and technology to address complex challenges. I currently lead education and innovation projects as the Founder and CEO of Unbound (www.unbound.edu.au). Our core programs are designing and leading global learning programs in partnership with universities across Australia - from social enterprise in India to human-centred design in Thailand.  I'm the Expedition Lead for the SolarTuk Expedition, an initiative where our team has designed and built a solar-powered tuk tuk which we have driven 3,000+ km across Australia and are embarking on a global circumnavigation. I'm an alum of the Asialink Leaders Program and Foundation for Young Australian's Young Social Pioneer program. Outside of work I love drinking coffee and adventure travel. I hold multiple Guinness World Records for adventure travel including 4,800 km rail journey across China; and a public transport journey from the south to north of Europe.

Skills & Expertise

  • Social Enterprise
  • Humanitarian Engineering
  • Education Innovation
  • Adventure Travel
  • Outreach and Public Speaking

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