shirleypipitone1

Name: Shirley Pipitone

Member Since: August 17, 2011

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Short Bio: Qualifications BSc (Honours): major in biological sciences and Honours in Psychology, ANU 1968 Master of Landscape Architecture, University of Canberra 2003 Work History 1970-1972:Psychologist, public service selection techniques 1973-1980: Full-time mother 1981-2004: Industrial relations and human resource policy advisor in several public sector organisations in Canberra, Australia Post-retirement Work I was commissioned by the National Trust of Australia (ACT) in 2009 to undertake a study of the social value of Lake Burley Griffin and its surrounds. The report of the study is available at http://pandora.nla.gov.au/tep/105466 and http://www.designingbush.com.au/ Garden design: I design private urban or rural gardens in the ACT and surrounding region specialising in Australian native plants for low water use, environment-friendliness and adaptability to climate change. Current research: I am currently undertaking research into the development of community sense of place, and into the way Australians value the natural landscape. I also design surveys to assess the social and heritage value of places.