Experience includes 10 years of working in the mental health, addiction and homeless fields with people from different social, economic and cultural backgrounds in various settings, e.g. police cells, psychiatric wards, community services, their homes. Have conducted and published in peer reviewed journals psychological research on attitudes, behavior, culture and personality.

Qualifications include a Masters of Science degree in Psychology, an University Advanced Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Skills and Studies and training in other therapeutic interventions, e.g. Motivational Interviewing.