Amanda joined the Hunter Institute of Mental Health in 2013. She has a Masters in Policy and Applied Social Research (Macquarie University) and a Bachelor of Arts (Sociology) from The University of Sydney.
During her time at the Hunter Institute, Amanda has contributed to a range of national and state mental health and suicide prevention programs, including Response Ability, Connections, CHiRP, Prevention First and Life in Mind.
Amanda is currently working with the Suicide Prevention team on projects with a focus on national leadership in the areas of media and communication about suicide.
Amanda is highly experienced in stakeholder engagement, qualitative research, policy and literature reviews, resource development and capacity building. She is skilled in conducting workshops and focus groups and delivering education & training packages. Amanda has also presented at a number of local and national conferences and forums.
Amanda enjoys the opportunities the Hunter Institute provides to work with key stakeholders and the community.
“It’s a great feeling knowing that the work we do will contribute in some way to improving the mental health and wellbeing of Australia’s future generations”.
Amanda previously worked for a leading consultancy firm, where she was involved in public policy projects in education, health, employment, Indigenous policy, communications research, and evaluation.