Master of Arts - Te Herenga Waka | Victoria University of Wellington
New Zealand Certificate Fire and Rescue Services (Urban) – NZ Fire Service
Diploma Teaching (Secondary) – Wellington College of Education
Bachelor of Arts – Te Herenga Waka | Victoria University of Wellington
Judith is a content writer with a background in teaching, communications, resource development, and business analysis. She has developed learning content, guidelines, web content, and background papers for tamariki, rangatahi, kaiako, and leaders.
Judith has worked in the industry and trades training sector and contributed to blended-learning solutions and learning pathways for active and restless learners. She has taught English and Social Studies at secondary school and led the delivery of emergency response training for rangatahi in the Whanganui-a-tara.
- Content writing
- Process mapping
- Writing, editing, and redacting documents
- Change and transition planning including training plans for system upgrades and process reviews
- Collaborative solution development.
Volunteer and professional body membership
2001-present: Paekākāriki Volunteer Fire Brigade, Senior Firefighter.
2016-18: Director, Board of United Fire Brigades Assoc.
2014-15: Volunteer Sustainability Reference Advisory Group, NZ Fire Service.
2009-15: Training Standards Committee, NZ Fire Service.
2010 – present: creative fiction in various anthologies.
2014: Identifying effective engagement strategies for children and young people in the emergency response sector, UFBA Publications.
Conference presentations, seminars and workshops
2015: Engaging youth in emergency services – Australasian Fire and Emergency Services Authority Council (AFAC) Conference, Adelaide, Australia.
2014: Engaging children and teenagers in emergency services: learning from the CFA experience – United Fire Brigades Association Conference
Contributing to learning solutions within the evolving educational landscape is motivating and engaging. I believe education is about building individual and community resilience as well as enabling lifelong learning and educational achievement for everyone.
I am married with two children. I read and write fiction to unwind and explore possibilities. I also enjoy gardening and ocean swimming.