Penny assists organisations to apply participatory and design-led approaches to the development of policy, organisational process, strategy and services. She has facilitated a range of co-design projects in Australia and New Zealand and specialises in social innovation and social change projects. Penny also provides training and mentoring to design teams and organisations wanting to achieve greater social impact through the adoption of participatory and co-design approaches.
Penny has supported teams and community members to co-design responses to issues such as youth mental health and wellbeing, HIV testing services, drug policy, family violence, public hospital spaces, the future of libraries, youth employment and homelessness.
Penny holds a PhD in Participatory Design and regularly presents and publishes in industry and academic forums on co-design, participatory design methods and emerging trends in social design practice.