Caroline grew up in a household where music, storytelling, reading and a strong sense of community were highly valued and encouraged.  She disappointed her parents by leaving school at sixteen and becoming a secretary, but she made up for this later by completing a double degree at Oxford Brooks University and a Diploma in Education at Edith Cowan University.


She taught English as a Second Language at primary, secondary and tertiary levels for close to a decade.  She left teaching in 1990 to take up an appointment as Communications Officer at the Centre for Water Research based at The University of Western Australia and went on to become Deputy Director of the Centre, a position she held until 2010.


 In 2010, she set up Margaret River Press, an independent press committed to nurturing authors and producing high-quality publications.
Caroline’s passion for stories was fostered in her childhood by her parents and extended family who enjoyed recalling stories from India – their country of birth, growing up in multicultural Singapore, interactions with her students of diverse culture backgrounds and work with Amnesty International both as an activist and a Director. 


The establishment of the Centre for Stories is, therefore, a fruition of a lifelong passion and commitment to the art of storytelling and the power of the story to influence and evoke social change. 

 

Caroline grew up in a household where music, storytelling, reading and a strong sense of community were highly valued and encouraged. She disappointed her parents by leaving school at sixteen and becoming a secretary, but she made up for this later by completing a double degree at Oxford Brooks University and a Diploma in Education at Edith Cowan University. She taught English as a Second Language at primary, secondary and tertiary levels for close to a decade. She left teaching in 1990 to take up an appointment as Communications Officer at the Centre for Water Research based at The University of Western Australia and went on to become Deputy Director of the Centre, a position she held until 2010. In 2010, she set up Margaret River Press, an independent press committed to nurturing authors and producing high-quality publications. Caroline’s passion for stories was fostered in her childhood by her parents and extended family who enjoyed recalling stories from India – their country of birth, growing up in multicultural Singapore, interactions with her students of diverse culture backgrounds and work with Amnesty International both as an activist and a Director. The establishment of the Centre for Stories is, therefore, a fruition of a lifelong passion and commitment to the art of storytelling and the power of the story to influence and evoke social change.