James H Davidson
James is founder and publishing director of scholarly, college & professional publishing house, eContent Management Pty Ltd. With degrees in molecular biology and ecology (BSc, 1973), informatics (Grad Dip, 1983) and science and society (MSciSoc, 1991), James worked in senior publishing positions from 1976 with Elsevier (Amsterdam), AMPCo (Medical Journal of Australia), Butterworths, McGraw-Hill, HarperCollins, Pearson, Thomson Reuters and Sage Publications (Sydney) before launching eContent Management in Maleny in 2003. In 2015, James transferred the company's eleven health and social science research journals and book-list to Routledge/ Taylor & Francis. He is now working with Suzanne Cremen Davidson in Melbourne to launch and develop the Life Artistry Centre for Archetype, Imagination and Vocation.
Influenced by the Club of Rome's Limits to Growth and his grandfather's pioneering work in ecology, James' early studies in Adelaide drew him to fragile, pervasive multilayered cycles and connections in our ecosphere, functions of symbolism, mimicry, sound and movement patterns in communication, and the beauty of dynamic mathematical forms in art, music and nature. He has long been an advocate for sustainable development, social responsibility, cultural diversity, the arts, health, gender and educational equity. James speaks English, Dutch and a little German.
James published poetry in the student press, performed in university reviews, directed and produced plays in English during his 10 years in Amsterdam, joining the poet David Whyte at his Harvest & Pilgrimage retreat in Tuscany (2014). In addition to multiple executive development courses in professional life, James has attended public courses at Pacifica Graduate Institute (Mythic Writing), Regenerative Design Institute (Ecology of Leadership Intro), Esalen (Integral Transformative Practice), has long practiced yoga and joined Ashok Bedi MD on a Jungian Encounter with the Soul of India (Rajasthan, 2010).
In parallel to his duties as managing director of eContent Management Pty Ltd, James has served on the boards of the APA Scholarly Journals Committee, Maleny Credit Union (chair 2006), Hinterland Business Centre, Barung Landcare Association, International Society for Pedagogies & Learning, and InPlayers International Theatre. He is past fellow of the American Marketing Association, associate fellow of the Australian Institute of Management, fellow Innovation Centre Sunshine Coast and current adjunct fellow, Faculty of Arts & Business, University of the Sunshine Coast, among others - see LinkedIn profile.
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