CSC staff profile: Amy Bugeja

Meet Amy Bugeja, Manager, Engagement and Strategy at the Contemplative Studies Centre.

Being involved with the Contemplative Studies Centre concept from its infancy, Amy feels fortunate to have helped craft and support the vision and strategy that will see the Centre make an important impact for our community now and into the future. Her role involves public outreach and engagement programming, partnerships, marketing, and she particularly enjoys science communications and strategy development.

Inclusive science communications helps make research accessible for all, and it is imperative that everyone has access to evidence-based science – especially in this age of misinformation. Amy is passionate about furthering our understanding of ourselves for the benefit of all in society, particularly those who experience disadvantage. Connection, a sense of belonging and community are integral to that notion, and psychological and contemplative sciences can help us to achieve that.

To support this, Amy enjoys developing and implementing frameworks to support the Centre’s research, education and engagement outputs.

"It is an honour to work with the brilliant Centre staff and PhD students, as well as our partners and stakeholders". Amy feels privileged to be a part of this compassionate, accomplished and authentic community, and loves knowing that she will most likely have at least one giggle with her team every day.

When not at work you’ll find Amy gardening, playing records, reading, dreaming of travel, or going to see local live music – there is such a rich art and music scene in Melbourne that needs some bolstering this side of the pandemic! She also has a little rescue dog called Furio, and a caravan called Hank who goes on little country jaunts and to music festivals.