Fatima has completed her PhD in Marketing and Sustainable Development at the University of Otago (New Zealand). She has a Masters in Applied Sciences (Industrial and Organisational Psychology) from the University of Waterloo (Canada), and a Bachelors of Social Science (Psychology and HRM) from the University of Waikato (New Zealand). Fatima has worked in cross-disciplinary roles as a manager, project coordinator, researcher and diversity coordinator across University of Queensland, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane City Council, Queensland Health and the Australian Red Cross.