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Associate professor, Southern Cross University

I am an award-winning researcher and senior academic based at Southern Cross University’s School of Arts and Social Sciences in Queensland, Australia. I have undergraduate and graduate qualifications from Australian and Kenyan institutions including a Bachelor of Social Work (First Class Honors), Master of Counselling and an interdisciplinary PhD in Social Work and cultural studies..

In my current role, I teach across a range of social work and social policy subjects and conduct interdisciplinary research on trauma, race and gender. I Investigate how the politics of race in Australia and in particular how racial micro-aggressions and racial trauma manifest in the workplace. As a highly experienced educator, strategist and consultant with significant knowledge and understanding of both workplace & social policies, I work closely with organizations to develop practice guidelines, train and foster conversations on cultural safety.

I am a regular writer and commentator for SBS, ABC, and The Conversation. I am also and the Founder and Director of HEALING TOGETHER, a service that provides accessible, culturally safe therapy for Black people and people of colour in Australia as well as cultural and diversity consultations and trainings for various organizations


  • –present
    Lecturer, Southern Cross University


  • 2017 
    Flinders University, PhD Social Work & Social Policy