As Director of Kershaw Phillips Consulting, I provide stakeholder, service planning and evaluation services to health, community, manufacturing, and educational organisations.  I have over 30 years’ experience in public policy, academic and business sectors.  I also work as a Non-Executive Director of ermha365 with Board members, executives, and people with lived experience of psychosocial disability to understand client needs and facilitate participatory planning and strategic business development.

I am an Honorary Associate Professor with RMIT University. In that capacity I collaborate on action research and ethical innovation about youth development, education and training for sustainable development and pathways to decent work and entrepreneurship.

Recent publications include: P. Kelly, S. Brown and S.K. Phillips, (2021) Informal Workers and Skills and Training for Sustainable Development Evidence from the Asia-Pacific, Sub-Saharan Africa, Central and Eastern Europe, the Middle East and North Africa, and Latin America and the Caribbean – Report prepared under contract for UNESCO, Section of Youth, Literacy and Skills Development, Paris; S. Brown, P. Kelly and S.K. Phillips (2020) Belonging, Identity and Time in Middle School: Re-imagining young people’s engagement in education, London, Palgrave Macmillan; and P. Kelly and S.K Phillips (2019) Evaluation of RMIT University’s Vocational Education (VE) “Pitch Tank” Initiative, Melbourne, UNEVOC/RMIT University