Dr Lucy Maynard (she/her)

Principal – Fire to Flourish Initiative

Working on Kaurna lands

Lucy works on the Fire to Flourish initiative, helping develop inclusive, community-led approaches to holistic resilience planning and disaster recovery that foreground Aboriginal wisdom. 

A PhD-qualified researcher in the area of youth, family and community empowerment and agency, Lucy has co-authored three books that share theory and insights from practice based research, focusing on practitioner research and evaluation with groups and communities. 

Lucy’s previous experience is focused around working with the social sector to measure their impact and develop social R&D with the goal to to support people and communities facing inequality to become empowered and develop agency. She joins TACSI with an ambition to see stories of change influence other people, communities and, ultimately, policy. 

She has a knack for listening to people in a way that supports them to hear themselves think, which she believes helps people better understand themselves amid the complexities of life: the starting place of any social impact. 

When she’s not at work, you’ll find her off on an adventure in the great outdoors, either riding her bike in the Adelaide Hills or walking with her best buddy Skye (her dog) for miles along the beach.



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