I was an organisational psychologist in both the public and private sectors for twenty-five year and also a part time academic who supervised and examined a number of PhD theses. Currently, I am using my research and writing skills to tell the Australian public the truth about the National Red Imported Fire Ant Eradication Program. I call my story the Fire Ant Fiasco

Dr Pam Swepson:
Writer and researcher PhD BA (Honours Psychology)


2014 to current – Writer and researcher.

2008 to 2014  – Dr Pam Swepson, Management Consultant. Own business. Executive coaching of senior managers in the public and private sectors.

2005 to 2008 – Director of Studies, William James School of Business, Flight Centre Limited (FCL) – Designing and delivering a workplace learning program to FCL employees.

2002 to 2005 – Senior Policy Officer, Queensland Department of Primary Industries and Fisheries (QDPI&F)

2001 to 2002 – Manager, Community Engagement, Fire Ant Control Centre, QDPI&F.

1997 to 2001 – Management Consultant to Joint Venture Research Centres:  Intensive Livestock Division, QDPI&F

1994 to 1997 – Management Consultant, Co-operative Research Centre for Tropical Pest Management.

1987 to 1994 – Training and Development Officer – leadership, management and professional development QDPI&F.

Adjunct Academic CV – University of Queensland and Southern Cross University.

Supervision of three PhD theses and examination of a number of PhD theses

Publications on action research and action learning.



2000 – PhD, Faculty of Education, Griffith University, Australia. 

1986 – Bachelor of Arts, Honours (Psych), University of Queensland, Australia