Larrakia Country, Darwin, Northern Territory.
COVID-19 Public Health Roles: COVID-19 non-clinical adviser, rapid response community engagement and testing manager, local partnerships lead for local government agencies.
Emergency Medicine: project manager leading patient care and health equity projects, media relations manager for Australasian College for Emergency Medicine.
Public Tertiary Hospitals and Public Health Agencies: external communications manager, internal communications manager, communications consultant.
Scope of work as trainer and/or communications specialist: parliamentary select committee preparation, workforce development, industrial relations, change management, cultural change, indigenous health, hospital management and board administration, health promotion, communicable disease outbreaks, noncommunicable disease outbreaks, emergency response (earthquakes) tobacco control, WHO Indigenous Smokefree Tobacco Control Conference, mental health, maternal health, child health, chronic diseases, crisis and trauma, domestic violence, alcohol and drugs addiction programmes, hospital build upgrades and renovations.
Senior Marketing Lead, New Zealand Prime Minister's Education Excellence Awards Programme (2015-2017).
Marketing lead, The University of Auckland, Bridging Programmes (2002-2003).
Trainer and facilitator for community, government and youth workshops including a communications and media workshop for an inspiring cohort of homeless youth on telling their story with clarity, confidence and courage (2005 - 2012).
A number of projects in health, education, government and community were community development driven including training workshops and health promotion activities.
Building capability for not for profit organisations, health agencies, tribal and indigenous health agencies and government departments.
Community, Indigenous and public health advocacy including parliamentary select committee preparation and submissions to bills in draft legislation.
Trained and experienced in trauma response with Victim Support New Zealand to support individuals and families identified as victims of crime and trauma going through the court system, as a volunteer case worker (2010-2011).
Engagement work is an universal thread that weaves its way around all areas of communication. It's an interwoven part of the process of communication, not separate. This includes community relations, employee and workforce relations, internal and external communications.
Experienced in news journalism, video and TV production and digital multimedia. Former radio, television, print journalist with transferable skills in video production, writing and production processes.
Bachelor of Communication Studies, Journalism Major, Auckland University of Technology, NZ(2001).