Program Committee

Dr Elizabeth Hemphill, Program Director, Bachelor of Business, School of Marketing, University of South Australia. Clinician, Davidson Trahaire Corpsych

Since commencing her academic career at the University of South Australia in 2004  Elizabeth has worked in the National Disability Insurance Agency (2013), Centacare Port Pirie Diocese (2014), Central Australian Aboriginal Congress and Mental Health Association of Central Australia – Suicide Assist (2015).  She has researched with governments, community groups and industry.   Her work is published in business, social policy, marketing and management academic journals and conference proceedings.

Her Disability Employment research was initially supported by an Australian Research Council Linkage Grant in partnership with Finding Workable Solutions Inc (SA).  She served as board member (and chair) with this disability employment service provider from 2008-2015 and now works closely with Baptist Care (Southern Adelaide) to consider solutions to long term unemployment.


Dr Bernie Bishop, Career Change & Career Counsellor, Career Change

Dr. Bernie Bishop is a qualified career development practitioner and a Professional Member of the Career Development Association of Australia. He owns and manages ‘Career Change’, an organisation that aims to assist people contemplating a change in their career direction as well as those needing help with job search, resume and application writing and interview skills. In addition to working with clients in his own practice, he has also worked as a consultant career practitioner for organisations specialising in career counselling for university students; outplacement services; and employee assistance programs. Prior to establishing his career development practice he was an academic in the Griffith Business School.


Mr Terry Watson, Leader Community & Business Engagement, TAFE NSW