I am the Clinical Educator within the Lived and Living Experience Workforce Development Program.  I have been a Mental Health Nurse for 6 years, and have worked in both Australia and Aotearoa/New Zealand in the public sector. In 2022, I will complete my Masters in Mental Health Nursing.   Over my career, I have worked in hospital-based, community, and emergency mental health roles. I currently work clinically in a senior nursing role, alongside my role at CMHL.   In 2021, I started working in Clinical Education. I am passionate about empowering clinical staff with the skills and knowledge to connect authentically with consumers and families. My education approach is underpinned by positive regard for learners and creating opportunities for reflection, curiosity, and learning by doing.  I am excited about the future of mental health services with the increased prominence and leadership of the lived experience workforce. I believe lived experience voices should inform all aspects of education and service delivery, and feel privileged to be given the opportunity to learn from and co-produce education with my LLEW colleagues.  In my spare time, I play Ultimate Frisbee. I also love gardening, playing board games, and spending time in nature.  

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