Dr Patrice Braun
Patrice holds a PhD in regional development and small business innovation underpinned by technology. Patrice also holds a Masters by Research in information delivery via the Internet for community education. Much of Patrice’s work has a focus on women entrepreneurship, ICT and capacity building for women-owned small and micro enterprise. Patrice is the Australian focal point for the APEC research on Women's Participation in the Digital Economy.
Patrice is an action researcher. Her research and consultancy philosophy is to work with rather than on people to achieve engagement, collaborative learning and action-oriented outcomes. Patrice is a regular speaker as APEC and OECD forums on women and small business development. Her interests include the weaving of technology with sustainable economic, social, environmental, and governance practices towards building capacity and viability for and with women in regional settings.
Dr. Patrice Braun
Centre for Regional Innovation & Competitiveness (CRIC)
(03) 5327-9465 phone
(03) 5327-9405 fax