George goddard

Research Program coordinator

After a couple of years working on comedy and theatre festivals the world over, George moved on to work with WaterAid UK and WaterAid International for six years in a variety of roles. In 2015 George moved to Cambodia; there he had his first fateful encounter with EWB while working with Live and Learn Cambodia to develop their five year strategy. George helped deliver a strategic planning workshop for EWB and was bowled over by the commitment and dedication of the programme staff there, as well as the students who had come out for a design summit.

Inspired by the team and the amazing resilience of the communities he worked with during his time in Cambodia, George moved to Melbourne to study a Masters in Environmental Management and Sustainability at Monash. Upon graduation George stayed on to teach, as a tutor to undergraduates and for the Masters of International Development Practice. This has also allowed him to indulge his interests in energy justice and sustainability transitions, conducting research for USAID, AGL Energy and Australian Conservation Foundation.

George is really excited to be rejoining EWB and joining the vibrant community of researchers that are so committed to delivering really impactful research and life-changing human-centred design. When not at EWB George loves exploring Victoria, photographing the weird and wonderful things he sees and reading an array of literature and philosophy.