PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

EDUCATION

My PhD in Sociology and Anthropology, looks at Australian witchcraft and how young women come to identify and embody the ‘witch’.

My Honours thesis, submitted in 2013, completed at the University of Newcastle, concerned a ‘house’ of Voodoo practitioners living in New Orleans, Louisiana.

ACADEMIC POSITIONS

Co-investigator in the “Long Lives, Healthy Workplaces: Developing a Department of Anaesthesia Good Mental Health Model” project, Everymind Research Institute, Hunter New England Health Local Health District, Australia (July, 2017 – present)

Co-investigator in the “Development of a national mental health and suicide framework for the medical profession” project, Everymind Research Institute, Hunter New England Health Local Health District, Australia (September, 2017 – present)

Co-investigator in the “Mental health and wellbeing in Australian in Australian entertainment industry professionals” project, Everymind Research Institute, Hunter New England Health Local Health District, Australia (September 2017 – present)

Co-investigator in the “Qualitative Evaluation of The Way Back Support Service in Newcastle” project, Everymind Research Institute, Hunter New England Health Local Health District, Australia (July, 2017 – present)

Co-investigator in the “Mental health and small business in NSW” project, Everymind Research Institute Local Health District, Hunter New England Health, Australia (July, 2017 – present)

Senior Research Assistant in the “‘Educational Ethics: Southern Perspectives on Dilemmas of Diversity” project, Everymind, Hunter New England Health, Australia (June, 2017 – present)

Research Assistant in the “Self-development Intervention Program and its effects in ten education sites” project, School of Education, Faculty of Education and Arts, University of Newcastle, Australia (2013-2015)

Research Assistant in the “Exploring the ‘everyday embodiment’ of youth body image” project, School of Sociology and Anthropology, Faculty of Education and Arts, University of Newcastle, Australia (2017-present)

Research Assistant in the “Teaching and Learning War: Education and Modern Conflict in an International Comparative Perspective” project, School of Education, Faculty of Education and Arts, University of Newcastle, Australia (2016)

Tutor at the School of Education, Faculty of Education and Arts, University of Newcastle, Australia (2017)

Course Coordinator and Lecturer at the School of Sociology and Anthropology, Faculty of Education and Arts, University of Newcastle, Australia (2014-2017)

TRAINING FOR RESEARCH

Research Professional, NIER Information Session, University of Newcastle, Australia (July, 2018)

Child Wellbeing and Child Protection, Hunter New England Health (April, 2018)

Lifeline ASSIST training, Hunter New England Health (April, 2018)

Respecting the Difference – Aboriginal Culture (March, 2018)

Introduction to Endnote for CABLE HDR students, Faculty of Education and Arts, and the Faculty of Business and Law, UoN Library (March, 2018)

Secrets of Journal Publishing, UON Research & Innovation Division (November, 2017)

Top Tips and Q&A for Academic Publishing (November, 2017)

Creating Engaging Content: Polishing the final draft (November, 2017)

Graduate Employability: How to prepare for your post PhD career (November, 2017)

Preparing For Submission and Life after Your HDR (November, 2017)