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About me

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Over 10 years of combining professional experience with lived experience to bring change

I started my career at the young age of 16 working as a criminal law clerk, followed by over a decade in human resources, workplace health & safety, book keeping and quality assurance systems. After taking a totally different path managing a large farm in in lutruwita (Tasmania) for 8 years I re-directed my career in my 30's as a therapeutic counsellor, predominantly working in sexual assault.

Working as a counsellor combined with my own lived experience of multiple forms of family and sexual violence across my lifetime, along with disability and other diverse life experiences, fostered my passion for working with lived experience to empower others to use their lived expertise to bring systemic change. 

My years of experience as a systemic change advocate combined with broad and diverse professional experience gives me a unique ability to work with other people with lived experience and organisations who are committed to creating a platform for them.

Disability Royal Commission

I spent 12 months working in a National Peak DPO in community engagement for the Disability Royal Commission.  I supported women, girls and gender diverse people with disability to tell their stories to the DRC, by making written submissions, attending a private hearing, or giving evidence at a public hearing. 
I also presented my own evidence in a Public Hearing making systemic policy recommendations to end violence against women, girls & non-binary people with disability.

Let’s Start Working Together!

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