Nukte wants to live in a world where young people are excited about the future and the promise it holds, where their voices are heard, and where knowledge is accessible to everyone. She’d also love a self-cleaning house, dogs that actually listen to instructions, and an endless supply of coffee, but we can’t have it all.
As a communications professional and a researcher with more than 15 years of experience, she’s worked for the Young and Well Cooperative Research Centre, the Black Dog Institute (as well as quite a few other places, it’s a long list), before finding her new home at the Young and Resilient Research Centre.
As an Impact Research Officer, Nukte’s role goes beyond writing content and obsessing over perfect punctuation (although her heart does skip a beat when facing a spattering of redundant apostrophes). It’s about fostering change by supporting researchers to consider the impact of their work with young people. It’s about asking, ‘what difference is this going to make?’ every time they create new technology-based policies, services, and products. Her goal is to make sure every piece of research at the Centre results in real-world change, to increase the resilience of young people and their communities.
When she’s not working together with young people and research teams, you’ll find Nukte experimenting in the kitchen (‘going rogue’ as her family says), upcycling broken-down toys or answering the question ‘why’ when her toddler asks for the gazillionth time.
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