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  • I am a founding member of Adelaide Threshold Singers, a chapter of the international network of Threshold Choirs, groups that sing for people who are dying or on a significant life threshold. I became Musical Director for Adelaide Threshold Singers...More


  • University of South Australia

    • Psychology, Social Work & Social Policy
    • Tutor and External Supervisor
    • June 2011 to Present

    I work with Social Work and Social Science students who are completing their field placements.

  • University of South Australia

    • Social Work, Psychology & Social Policy
    • Tutor
    • June 2010 to November 2013

    I taught the topics: Australian Social Policy and Policy Practice

  • Flinders University

    • Social Work
    • Student Unit Coordinator
    • March 2007 to June 2010

    I provided supervision for students placed in the Loss and Grief Centre. This included providing counselling for clients who were willing to have students observing.

  • Helping Hand

    • Community Services
    • Social Worker
    • February 2003 to December 2005

    I provided a social work service for socially isolated older people.

  • Flinders University

    • Equal Opportunity Unit
    • Equal Opportunity Officer
    • October 1999 to January 2003

    I provided training and dispute resolution services for staff and students who experienced discrimination or bullying. I also provided advice to the University on equal opportunity policy.

  • Shelter SA

    • Sector Development
    • Sector Development Officer
    • January 1994 to October 1999

    Provided a liaison and advocacy service between service providers, consumers and Government policy-makers in relation to housing and homelessness policy, including housing for people with disability.

  • Port Adelaide Central Mission

    • Jobs Placement and Employment
    • Social Worker
    • November 1992 to January 1994

    I provided a social work service for young people who were homeless or at risk of homelessness to prepare them for paid work.

  • Red Cross Australia

    • Housing Services
    • Support Worker
    • March 1986 to November 1992

    I provided support and housing assistance in a residential facility for homeless young women.


  • University of South Australia
    • Bachelor of Arts (Honours)
    • March 2014 to October 2015

    I was awarded First Class Honours in the discipline of Social Work. My thesis was a case study of the Tutti Choir that investigated how flourishing communities form. My methodology was autoethnography.

  • Flinders University
    • Master of Social Work
    • March 2007 to November 2007

  • Flinders University
    • Bachelor of Social Administration
    • August 1990 to November 1992

    This degree met the requirements for membership of the Australian Association of Social Workers.

  • Flinders University
    • Bachelor of Arts
    • March 1986 to November 1989

    Majored in Politics and Women's Studies