Ashwini Alluri (he/him)

Principal Social Innovator: Participatory Design, Service Design and Digital

Working on Gadigal Country of the Eora Nation

Ash is a Principal Social Innovator and designs better social services, and policies in collaboration with the people who use and provide these services. His practice is informed by service design, community development, human computer interaction design, sociology and social entrepreneurship.

 At TACSI, he plays a key role in shaping TACSI’s social innovation practice and consulting offers to key government agencies and non-profit organisations. He has experience working deeply within these ever changing bureaucracies, and most importantly, compassion for those who are constantly learning to adapt and create positive outcomes.

Recently, Ash worked alongside people who experienced or are currently experiencing mental ill-health, to co-plan and co-design Victoria's first residential mental health service.

Outside of work, Ash's hobby is to live up to his mother and grandmother's South Indian cooking standards, and share that joy with others.

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Bachelor of Engineering (Software) 

Advanced Diploma of Group Facilitation; Certificate in Narrative Therapy (Level 1)

Ash's Message Stick

* A message stick is a public form of graphic communication devised by Aboriginal Australians. The objects were carried by messengers over long distances and were used for reinforcing a verbal message.

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