Dr Adele Flood has a long history of very successful teaching followed by many years working in teacher education and the field of academic development. She has several postgraduate qualifications, culminating in a PhD which investigated how individuals make life choices to enact a chosen career, with a particular focus on the choices made by artists to establish an artistic identity. She is a practising artist and has published widely in the fields of art education, narrative inquiry and curriculum development.Adele Flood is more than an artist, academic, traveller and educator – she is an inspirational presenter who has had exhibitions across a number of genres. Adele was the Australian Woman Artist of the Year at the Australian Embassy in Washington, and is recognised as a UNESCO regional expert in art education. She has created many extraordinary journals of her experiences, many of which have later been developed into the paintings she exhibits.