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Tonia is founder and project director of The Science Behind with a pragmatic approach to driving strategic projects and business initiatives.

Tonia has over 20 years of experience working across a range of sectors including:

  • Manufacturing
  • Medical Devices (neuroscience)
  • Health & safety training and consulting
  • Environmental/resource efficiency
  • Waste management
  • Creative agency
  • Professional membership
  • Academic residential services
  • Local government

Before going to university, Tonia had already begun learning the ropes and building real, practical business experience. With a passion for understanding what makes people tick, she studied marketing and since graduating in 2001 she has acquired all-round experience as a business manager (including people management, policy and process development, financial management) as well as a marketing and communications professional.

As Project Director, Tonia’s Prince 2 Foundation training, a keen eye for detail, versatility and breadth of experience is put to use in:

  • The development and management of client projects
  • Contextualisation of study findings
  • Ensuring a tight focus on budgets and results
  • Management of customer requirements and expectations

‘The human brain is the last, and greatest, scientific frontier. It is truly an internal cosmos that lies contained within our skulls. The more than 100 billion nerve cells and trillion supporting cells that make up your brain and mine constitute the most elaborate structure in the known universe.’

Joel Davis from Mapping the Mind: The Secrets of the Human Brain and How it Works, 1997