Special responsibilities: Chair of the Clinical Governance & Quality Committee
Qualifications and experience: Clinical psychologist and mother of two. I have worked for the past 12 years predominantly in community mental health services, mostly with The Alfred, and more recently opened a private practise. Through my experience I feel attuned with the local challenges and strengths at the ground level of services, staff, community and politics. I am also a trained teacher in Mindful Self-Compassion, which I believe is an essential resource for mental health and wellbeing.
Other local involvement: Volunteer with an organisation called Psychology for Safe Climate, and have contributed to publications, workshops, advocacy and talks focusing on the intersections between health, emotional wellbeing and climate change.