Associate Professor Nicola Hancock’s extensive clinical background is as a mental health occupational therapist. She has worked as director for community services and across community and hospital-based contexts in Australia and England. Nicola strives in her teaching and research to enhance mental health service delivery and the genuine participation and inclusion of people living with mental illness. She is the Post Graduate Coordinator for the Faculty’s Mental Health and Disability research theme and Mental Health Stream Leader for the University’s Centre for Disability Research and Policy. Nicola received her PhD in 2011 from the University of Sydney for her thesis titled: Measuring mental health recovery: Collaborating with consumers.