Experience

With 24 years' experience, I have worked extensively with clients in the areas of:

Sexuality and Sexual Health

  • Lesbian, gay and bisexual health and lifestyles 
  • Diverse gender identity (to use a broad heading) 
  • Outreach to identifying and non-identifying same sex attracted men  
  • HIV and STIs, including prevention and health promotion 
  • Health, law and needle syringe outreach to workers in the sex industry  

Counselling

  • Relationships: Family/Friends, Couples and singles 
  • Youth with life and Developmental Challenges
  • Self-esteem and Self-confidence issues
  • Bullying and discrimination
  • Abuse
  • Employment-related
  • Issues around aging
  • Drug and Alcohol
  • Other lifestyles factors that cause difficulties

Community

  • Volunteer team leader of the Queensland Prostate and other cancers support group
  • Collaborative work with Multi-cultural and indigenous communities 
  • Isolated individuals and communities (Regional)
  • Domestic Violence 
  • Aging individuals 
  • Mental health  
  • Health promotion in correctional facilities  
  • Alcohol and other drugs 
  • Youth 
  • After-school child care
  • Young offenders 
  • Tutoring in community services and youth work

Teaching and Education

My qualifications and personal development have given me the opportunity to teach and educate a wide range of groups and individuals across communities throughout Australia. Here is an example of some of these:

  • Teaching adults in Community Services and Youth diplomas 
  • Tutoring people from non-English speaking backgrounds
  • Coordination of health promotion programs (on-line/Internet outreach, 1800 Men’s Sexual Health phone line, and Men’s Health retreats).
  • Training volunteers, consultants, and professionals in the medical and health sector in lifestyles within sexual orientation, relationships and self-esteem and living with a Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI). 
  • Training Queensland Police in lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) sexuality/life-style issues related to diverse sexuality and gender and discrimination  
  • School-based training in sexual and reproductive health 
  • School and university-based workshops on sexual health and reproduction 
  • Facilitation and development of community workshops 
  • Vocational trainer in Literacy, Numeracy, and life skills to 15 – 19 year old young offenders

Qualifications and Professional Development

As well as holding a Masters degree in Health Science in Sexual Therapies, majoring in Intersex and Gender-Diversity, and a Bachelor of Social Sciences degree in Human Services, I continue to update and supplement my skills and knowledge across a range of disciplines, including Counselling, Health, and Community issues and trends. Among these are: 

Queensland Health

  • Conflict resolution 
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Motivational Interviewing 
  • Workshop Facilitation Skills 

University of Queensland (School of Medicine Workshops)

  • Hepatitis C & Mental Health 
  • HIV Medicine 

University of the Sunshine Coast

  • Health Promotion Foundations and Principles 
  • Teaching the Health Syllabus: the Health Promotion Approach 
  • Health Promotion Need Assessment and Planning 
  • Health Implementation and Evaluation

Queensland Association for Healthy Communities

  • ‘What We Don’t See’: Raising awareness of issues that affect young people exploring their Sexuality and Gender Identity

Queensland Alcohol and Drug Research and Education Centre (QADREC)

  • Needle and Syringe Program (NSP), Needle-Exchange License

Family Planning Queensland (Workshops)

  • Out with Homophobia 
  • HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis C and Sexual Health Promotion with Young People

Tafe

  • Level 1 Inclusive Training

Albion Street Centre, Sydney

  • HIV/AIDS In Developing Countries

Other

  • Applied Behavioural Sciences Course

Professional Conferences, Presentations, and Association Memberships

  • 2013

    Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia – Team Leaders Conference

    Melbourne

  • 2012

    Community Development - Health Promotion Conference

    PRESENTER | Sydney

  • 2012

    Service Needs of Transgender and Intersex Clients - Transgender Conference

    PRESENTER | Cairns

  • 2011

    Australian Society of Sexual Educators, Researchers and Therapists (ASSERT) - National Conference

    Sydney

  • 2007

    Health Promotion - Health Indifference Conference

    PRESENTER | Brisbane

  • 2011, 2007

    World Association of Sexology Conference

    Glasgow, Sydney

  • 1994 - 2011

    Australia Federation of AIDS Organisations – HIV/AIDS Health Promotion

  • National AIDS Councils / LGBT Health Organisations Counselling Forum

  • Prostate Cancer Foundation Australia (PCFA)

    AMBASSADOR / PUBLIC SPEAKER / COUNSELLOR

  • Cert IV in Training and Assessment

    REGISTERED TRAINING OFFICER (RTO)

  • Certificate of Training in Literacy, Learning and Numeracy (LNN)

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