July 2017 to April 2019
Evaluation Consultant at First Person Consulting
Selected recent projects include…
I provided coaching and mentoring to early career researchers and research assistance on a range of internal projects.
Health Workforce Researcher
Research Fellow position at The University of Melbourne
For three and a half years I was the chief investigator on ten funded research and evaluation projects, four of which I led.
During my time as a health workforce researcher I developed skills in health program evaluation.
PhD in Human Communication from De Montfort University
In 2009, I completed my PhD research on multi-agency partnerships in the overlap between the school system and allied health services. This research focused on the use of graphic symbols as a tool used by teachers and speech therapists with young children.
2011 to 2013
Life Coach and Creator of the Women’s Wellbeing Seminar Series at Mind & Motive
Certificate in Neurolinguistic programming (NLP), Hypnotherapy and Time Line Therapy.
Cert IV in Life Coaching, Cert IV in Business
I undertook my Advanced Practitioner in Life Coaching training and certification, which was accredited by the International Coaching Federation.
I then established a coaching practice, through my first business – Mind & Motive, and worked with clients one-on-one and created the Women’s Wellbeing Seminar Series and short courses in career coaching and creativity.
I have coached national sports teams, small business teams, and school teams. My coaching clients have included senior managers in the government sector, teachers, architects, and many more.
I have authored or co-authored 11 peer-reviewed academic journal articles and an edited book chapter on interprofessional practice. In addition, I have published two professional magazine articles on my PhD research.
I was selected to be the first Victorian Crusader for the League of Extraordinary Women and asked to write guest articles for Business Chicks and CommBank’s Women in Focus. I was also interviewed by Ruby Slipper, Beautiful You, Naked Ambition, and Cleo magazine as a featured expert on women’s wellbeing and women in business. In the same vein, I contributed to the 100% Project’s research subcommittee guiding research on women and leadership.
I have presented to a very wide range of audiences. In an academic capacity I have been on expert panels at conferences and given platform presentations. Through my business I have been invited to speak for the League of Extraordinary Women, women’s networking luncheons, and events for women undertaking higher degrees.
Sessional Tutor, Anthropology (Personhood)
Bachelor of Arts
The University of Melbourne
Trainer for the Centre for Culture Ethnicity and Health
Health Literacy and Culturally Competent Practice
Sessional Tutor, Public Health
Master of Speech Pathology
The University of Melbourne
2007 to 2009
Lecturer, Research Methods
Bachelor of Human Communication
De Montfort University