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Personal Profile

Educational Qualifications

  • Master of Health Sciences (Hon.) (University of Auckland)
  • Post-graduate Diploma in Health Sciences (in Social Work, University of Auckland)
  • Post-graduate Certificate in Health Sciences (in Alcohol and Other Drugs/Problem Gambling, University of Auckland)
  • Bachelor of Social Work Degree (University of Auckland)

Supervised Work Experiences

  • Women and Children’s Health, Auckland District Health Board
  • Community Alcohol and Drugs Services (CADS), Waitemata District Health Board
  • Odyssey House Trusts (Youth Community Services)

Areas of Specialisation

– Advanced understanding around the dynamics and impact of:

  • Alcohol and Other Drugs related harm
  • Major Depressive Disorders
  • Domestic and Sexual Violence
  • School and Workplace Bullying

– Extensive experience working with individuals and families/whanau related to Grief , Loss and Bereavement.


  • Registered with Drug and Alcohol Practitioners Association of Aotearoa New Zealand (DAPAANZ)
  • Registered with Social Workers Registration Board (SWRB)
  • Registered with Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Social Workers (ANZASW)