SCR Thinkers (2017-2019)

Discover the Thinkers brought to Adelaide by the Don Dunstan Foundation as part of the Social Capital Residencies program.

Dr Guy Turnbull

Thinker in Residence 2018

Guy Turnbull brings his international expertise in co-operatives and social enterprise business models to South Australia. Building on his consultancy with government, the private sector and the Thinkers in Residence partner organisations in July, Guy’s residency will focus on the development of the co-operatives sector across a range of industries in the state, with a focus on the care and social services sector in response to the roll-out of the NDIS.

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Dr Vic Strecher

Thinker in Residence 2017

For over two decades Vic Strecher (PhD, MPH) has been a leader and visionary in the fields of health and well-being, creating new solutions that operate at the intersection of the science of behaviour change and advanced technology. A noted researcher and successful entrepreneur, Vic has cultivated a passion of connecting academic findings to practical applications that translate to meaningful outcomes.
Vic is also a professor at the University of Michigan’s School of Public Health and Director for Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship. His research has led to over 100 studies of digital health interventions, with over $45 million in NIH grant funded research.

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Suzi Sosa

Thinker in Residence 2017

Suzi is the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Verb, a global corporation specialising in social innovation. Verb produces global social impact competitions like the MetLife Inclusion Plus challenge, and also offers an online leadership training platform that turns corporate employees into purpose-driven leaders.

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Allyson Hewitt

Thinker in Residence 2017 - 2019

The first Thinker for the Social Capital Residencies is Allyson Hewitt, Senior Fellow for social innovation at the highly successful MaRS Discovery District in Toronto, Canada.

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Dr Ilse Treurnicht

Thinker in Residence 2018 - 2019

Ilse Treurnicht was CEO of MaRS Discovery District, a 1.5-million-sq.-ft. innovation hub located in Toronto. MaRS works with partners to catalyze, accelerate, scale and diffuse innovation in the areas of health, energy and environment, finance and commerce, and work and learning. MaRS supports innovators and entrepreneurs building high-impact growth businesses, offering specialized infrastructure as well as access to critical talent, capital and customer networks.

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