PhD, Political Science

University of Melbourne

Graduate Diploma, Psychotherapy

Jansen Newman Institute

Certificate IV in Workplace Training and Assessment

Membership of Professional Associations

Awards and Distinctions

Pierre Janet Writing Award

ISSTD, 2020 and 2014

Awarded for the best clinical, theoretical, or research paper in the fields of disassociation and/or trauma in the past year

Academic Achievement Prize

Jansen Newman Institute, 2001

David Jansen Differentiation of Self Prize

Jansen Newman Institute, 2001

Fulbright Postdoctoral Fellowship


Honorary Associate

Department of Women’s Studies, Macquarie University, 2000

Visiting Research Scholar

Institute of Postcolonial Studies, Melbourne, 2000

Previous Positions

2013 - 2020

Head of Research

Blue Knot Foundation

2011 - 2012


MCAP, Jansen Newman Institute



Master of Clinical Counselling program, Institute of Counselling & ACU, Strathfield


Senior Research Officer

Mental Health Association NSW



Social Justice Social Change Group, UWS

2008 - 2009

Program Director

Jansen Newman Institute

2004 - 2007


Lifeline Western Sydney; counsellor in private practice

1994 - 2001

Lecturer,  Department of Politics

Macquarie University, Sydney

I resigned my tenured lectureship in the Dpt of Politics at Macquarie University to pursue study and practice of psychotherapy but retain my interest in politics and the workings of power which are always relevant

1992 - 1993

Lecturer, Dpt of Politics

University of New England, Armidale (UNE)


Fulbright Post Doctoral Year

Dpt. of Government, Georgetown University, Washington DC
Dpt. of Anthropology, University of California, Berkeley