Amanda is a community organiser and social change thinker. She co-founded the digital campaign group GetUp.org.au, and founded and ran Australia’s largest and broadest community coalition, the Sydney Alliance. She has also been the President of the National Union of Students (NSW), co-founder of Labor for Refugees and an elected official of Unions NSW.
Amanda currently hosts the ChangeMakers podcast—one of the most popular social change podcasts in the world. ChangeMakers tells stories of people from across the globe trying to make the world a better place.
Amanda wrote the first internationally recognised book on coalitions, Power in Coalition (based on her PhD), and is currently completing a postdoctoral fellowship on organising cities at the University of Sydney.