How Iain Works

Iain provides an interface between policymakers, researchers and citizens

Trained in community psychology, Iain has extensive experience in bringing together community and organisational development, government policy and planning, workforce training and development, and applied research.

Unlike conventional consultants who specialise in one discipline or sector, Iain has extensive experience of:

Iain generates collective impact

Iain works to connect research, policy and action in new ways, by brokering and leading community-engaged partnerships that put liveability, community capacity-building, quality of life and sustainability at the centre of policy, legislation and urban development. Iain supports planners, policy makers and communities to build detailed local knowledge about how well a place ‘works’, and for whom; where the gaps are; and how to make places more liveable for everyone.

Iain can support you to:

For more information about Iain, please visit his LinkedIn page here

IAIN works with the following partners



Urban developers



Other consultants

Community groups

Social entrepreneurs

Federal government

State Government - Directors and Managers

Local Government - Directors, Councillors, managers, strategic and statutory planners, social planners

Iain can provide direct consulting services and help you to build your capacity in the following areas:

  • Action research
  • Adult education and training programs – development, delivery, and evaluation
  • Advocacy development and training
  • Collective impact
  • Community capacity-building
  • Group development
  • Group facilitation
  • Healthy Cities and Communities (World Health Organisation)
  • Indicator development
  • Knowledge translation
  • Liveability – what it means, and how to use the research
  • Measuring success
  • Municipal public health planning
  • Organisational review, development, and change
  • Partnership development
  • Policy analysis
  • Practice review
  • Program evaluation
  • Research
  • Strategic planning
  • Team building
  • Troubleshooting
  • University-government- community partnerships
  • Workforce development