Dr. Monika Wiedig-Allison
What is the single most important thing about you?
I am a very proud mum of two beautiful boys – Alex (11) and Jacob (9).
What is it about that funny accent of yours?
I was born and raised in Germany where I lived for a bit more than 30 years. Then I found a lovely English man who convinced me (very easily) that Perth/Australia is one of the best places on earth to live and raise a family. Although I dearly miss my family and friends, I have never regretted turning my back to my home country almost 10 years ago…
What is your professional background?
I’ve completed my studies in Psychology with a PhD in 2003 – before I was married and had kids. Not that it was a walk in the park back then – but imagining doing this now with these little people around and a household to look after makes me admire and respect EVERY mum who is undertaking the journey towards a degree!
I work as a casual academic at Curtin University. I love teaching. I love being around people who are eager to learn. I love to learn about my students view on the world – it widens my own horizon so much! I also believe that this keeps me young (at heart).
What is it about you and Bailey?
I met Bailey nearly 6 years ago while we were both working as lecturers at Curtin University. Straight away it was pretty much clear that we have found soul friends in each other! Bailey introduced me to her research around studying mums. She is very passionate about this and has definitely inspired me to join her on her “mission”. She has ignited an ever growing awareness in me that there is so much work to be done to eventually see more prams, baby-carriers, pregnant bellies and playing children on our university campuses!!!