I have been working with mature age Australians in the areas of education and employment for over 20 years. I hold a Bachelor of Arts and a Diploma of Education from the University of Wollongong, and a Master of Arts in Applied Linguistics from the University of Canberra. Following my tertiary education, I started out with program design and delivery, then proceeded to focus on policy development with the Commonwealth Government and, more recently, within the ACT community sector. With extensive experience in aged care training, community development and inclusive practice, I have strived to create social change and improve the outcomes and lived experience of marginalised communities.
Whether it is through delivering workshops, chairing forums, or developing public policy, I’m passionate about acknowledging the strengths of our diverse community, educating people about LGBTIQA+ inclusion, busting myths, and promoting the creation of safe spaces in the workplace. I’m also an active participant in the Consumer Reference Group for End of Life and Palliative Care, auspiced by ACT Health.