PhD candidate and sessional academic, UNSW

Nirosha has had seven years combined experience as a Mental Health Social Worker and Intellectual Disability Academic. Holding a Masters (MPH), double Bachelors (BSW/BA), and completing a Doctorate of Social Work, specialising in Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders. Nirosha recently co-authored research into the Implementation of the National Disability Insurance Scheme in the Early Childhood Intervention Sector and the Early Childhood Early Intervention Association’s Submission to NSW Parliamentary Inquires. Nirosha also presented to the Australian Social policy Conference research into Transition Supports for Young People with Complex Support Needs.

Having worked for many years across a range of child and adolescent settings, including youth early psychosis, youth and family crisis, dual diagnosis and primary schools, Nirosha is skilled in providing therapeutic care and counselling that is both solutions-based and holistic. Her experience includes providing therapeutic intervention to children, young people, parents and carers. She has also conducted one-on-one and small group psycho-education sessions for disorders such as: Psychosis, Anxiety; Depression; Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Autism Spectrum Disorder and Co-occurring Cognitive Disability.

Nirosha currently works in Early Childhood Intervention and is passionate about working with children, adolescents and their families to assist them in meeting their psycho-social needs and realising their potential across the lifespan.

Experience

  • –present
    PhD candidate, UNSW