Qualifications & Experience

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Formal Qualifications

PhD, Political Science (University of Melbourne, 1989)
Graduate Diploma, Psychotherapy (Jansen Newman Institute, 2001)
Certificate IV in Workplace Training and Assessment (2004)
BA (Hons) University of Melbourne, 1983

Membership of Professional Associations

Fulbright Alumni
Scientific Committee, International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation (ISSTD)
Clinical Member & Accredited Supervisor, PACFA
(Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia)

Awards and Distinctions

Fulbright Postdoctoral Fellowship (1990-1991)
Academic Achievement Prize (Jansen Newman Institute, 2001)
David Jansen Differentiation of Self Prize (Jansen Newman Institute, 2001)
Visiting Research Scholar, Institute of Postcolonial Studies, Melbourne (2001)
Honorary Associate, Department of Women’s Studies, Macquarie University (2001)
Pierre Janet Writing Award (ISSTD; International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation, 2014)

Current & recent employment

2013 + Head of Research, Blue Knot Foundation
Counsellor in private practice
Clinical supervisor, complex trauma

2011-12 Consultant in Clinical Research,
Adults Surviving Child Abuse (ASCA)
Lecturer, Master of Counselling and Applied Psychotherapy (Jansen Newman Institute)
Clinical supervisor, complex trauma
Counsellor in private practice

2010 Senior Research Officer, Mental Health Association NSW
Researcher, Social Justice Social Change Group, University of Western Sydney
Counsellor in private practice

2008-9 Program Director, Jansen Newman Institute
Generalist and gambling counsellor, Lifeline Western Sydney
(I worked as a face-to-face counsellor at LifeLine Western Sydney for four years, during which period I taught part-time at the University of Technology, Sydney & completed my book on the politics of depression)

Prior relevant positions

2003 Program evaluation, Centre for Women’s Health, Campbelltown

2002 Researcher & writer of gender and depression study, Leichhardt Women’s Community Health Centre

1994-2001 Full-time lectureship, Dpt of Politics, Macquarie University

1992-1993 Full-time lectureship, Dpt of Politics, University of New England

1990-1 Fulbright post-doctoral year; spent at Georgetown University, Washington, DC & University of California, Berkeley