I feel privileged to have been part of many projects that are making a difference.

Often it's been pioneering work that had never been done before.

Here are case studies of the changes that have inspired me.

If you see something that inspires you, contact me.

Inspiration

I feel privileged to have been part of many projects that are making a difference.

Often it's been pioneering work that had never been done before.

Here are case studies of the changes that have inspired me.

If you see something that inspires you, contact me.


Enhancing Community Engagement with Mental Health Services

We often sit in our Mental Health world and wonder why more people don't make use of our services. A lot of the time it's because people don't even know we exist! 

I was Principal Investigator on this research with over 100 staff in community services about how they currently support people who may be experiencing anxiety or depression and how this can be improved.   

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University Challenged - Lived Experience In Academia

How do we best bring lived experience into university research? I was the first 'Consumer/Service User Researcher' at the University of Auckland and sat on the Medical and Health Sciences Faculty Advisory Committee where I provided strategic and operational guidance. I also helped established and keynoted the first Service Users Academic Symposium.

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Suicide Online: Portrayal of Website-Related Suicide

Every time we hear about suicide in the TV, radio or social media it has a huge impact on us and our communities. I led academic research into this with a special focus on how the news stories are different when suicide involves online technology. 

As well as informing government guidelines on media reporting, this part was published in the peer-reviewed journal New Media and Society.

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Doing It Together: A Story from the Co-production Field

How do we best work together? What happened when we all sit round the same table as people who use mental health services, people who provide them and the academics who research and evaluate them. I led this innovative project with a focus on the shifting landscape of supported housing.    

This project was published in the peer-reviewed Qualitative Research Journal.

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