Sustainability Research Centre, University of the Sunshine Coast

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Ms. Botta is a renaissance personality with a heterogeneous knowledge base. She is devoted to lifelong learning and a practice of both arts and social science. She is keen to find out “how things work” both on the micro (body, mind) and macro (society, cultures) levels. Her multilingual language base offers her a wide scope for research. She is a native speaker of Hungarian and Slovak, and also speaks Czech, Swedish, English (fluently). In addition, she can speak some German, Spanish, Polish, and Russian. Marta gained her PhD in Futures Studies at the University of the Sunshine Coast, Australia in 2017. Currently, she is working as a researcher at the Sustainability Research Centre, affiliated with the above university. Her research focus is social foresight, transpersonal and heritage futures. Ms Botta’s additional qualifications are a Graduate Certificate in Futures Studies (University of the Sunshine Coast, Australia), BScPsychology (Central Queensland University, Australia) and DipMediaStud (Massey University, New Zealand). She believes in “practice grounded research” and is a board member of the Sippy Downs and District Community Association, Sunshine Coast, and the Taskforce for Light Rail/Public Transport, Sunshine Coast Regional Council. Membership affiliations include the World Futures Studies Federation, Association of Professional Futurists, and the European Foresight Platform.