I am currently a Doctor of Education candidate/graduate researcher with the Melbourne Graduate School of Education - University of Melbourne. I am also the Wellbeing Coordinator for a large regional secondary school where I have worked for the last 12 years. Prior to this I worked for many years in Child Protection with vulnerable children and young people and as a volunteer counsellor and trainer for Lifeline. I have a background in psychology, completing a Bachelor of Psychology in 2002 and Post Graduate Diploma of Psychology in 2003. I expanded my learning and understanding of education in 2018 - completing a Master of Education - Student Wellbeing. I am also currently teaching in a number of Master of Education - Student Wellbeing specialisation subjects and very much enjoying experiencing these subjects from the other side.