Adrian Thompson undertook his Global Compact Cities Programme internship as part of his Master of Social Science (International Development) at RMIT University. He has a Bachelor of Social Sciences (Sociology, Community Development) from Southern Cross University.
Adrian has a long-standing interest in international development. He was a Volunteer Program Manager with Cambodian projects Make Every Child Count (MECC) and Build Your Future Today (BFT). He also worked at World Vision Australia in their Support Service Group for two years.
As an intern with the Cities Programme, Adrian worked on the development of the 2012 Cities Programme website redevelopment in both research and project management capacities. He developed a comprehensive survey of the original website as part of a formal review and integrated the results of that review into an academic paper on the project. He also developed project management and web authoring skills building the profiles of participating cities for the website.
Adrian’s work was co-supervised by Dr Liam Magee and Elizabeth Ryan.