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  


  • 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


  • 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
  • Health promotion in prisions 
  • Alcohol and other drugs
  • Youth
  • After-school childcare
  • Young offenders
  • Tutoring in community services and youth work

Teaching and tutoring in ‘Community services’ and ‘Youth Work’

  • 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

Mental Health

  • Support work with people living with severe mental health conditions and complex needs (Partners in Recovery)
  • One on one support worker for individuals with lifelong mental health conditions
  • NDIS registered support worker.
  • University of Queensland Mental Health Champions Network Coordinator
  • Trained instructor for Mental Health First Aid Australia
  • Trained over 400 staff and students in Mental Health First Aid at Queensland University

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


  • Level 1 Inclusive Training

Albion Street Centre, Sydney

  • HIV/AIDS In Developing Countries


  • Applied Behavioural Sciences Course

Professional Conferences, Presentations, and Association Memberships

  • Professional member with the Australian Society Of Sex Educators Researchers and Therapists (ASSERT) NSW
  • General member of the Australian Society of Sex Educators Researchers and Therapists (ASSERT) NSW
2019 -2023
  • Registered member with the Australian Community Workers Association (ACWA)
  • Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia – Team Leaders Conference
  • Melbourne
  • Community Development - Health Promotion Conference
  • PRESENTER | Sydney
  • Service Needs of Transgender and Intersex Clients - Transgender Conference
  • PRESENTER | Cairns
  • Australian Society of Sexual Educators, Researchers and Therapists (ASSERT) - National Conference
  • Sydney
  • 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 - WORKED IN COLLABORATION
  • ·       National AIDS Councils / LGBT Health Organisations Counselling Forum - MEMBER AND CHAIR-PERSON
  • ·       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) - SUPPORTING PEOPLE WITH BARRIERS TO LEARNING, READING, & MATHMATICS

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