Primary Profession: Physiotherapist 1981 - Present. Currently owner in Atherton Family Physiotherapy.Extensive experience 1994 - 2009 with Australian Rural Health Organisations.
Arts Experience and Development
2000 - 2009: Developed with Mr Farvadin Daliri OAM, Baha'i Youth leadership camps in Townsville, "Uth Agents of Change", utilising the arts especially performing arts as method.
2007: Children's Poetry Workshops, Writer's Week Program, Tully.
2008: Established Phoenix Functions to utilise performing arts in community discourse. See website for video of the events listed below.
2008: Organised multimedia and arts supported lecture "Romans in Egypt' with Dr Barry Rowney, Architectural Historian, Atherton
2008 -2009: Produced "Cape York Critters and Wild Country" for The Wilderness Society (Cairns). Played to schools in Cairns.
2010 -: Utilising a performing arts approach in physiotherapy practice to engage the older person in versatile movement in a project called, "Fake It'
2010: Organised 'Philosophical Fridays', CBD stage, Atherton to trail community education / discourse. Two events: "The Child", "Critters"
2010 - Current: Coordinator Children's Festival, Tableland's Folk Festival
2010: Developed Theatre writing framework for social discourse, 'Out of the Box Theatre'. TRC/RADF funding.
2011: 'Out of the Box Theatre' workshops: Atherton and; International Unity in Diversity Conference, Townsville.
2011: Performed in Malanda Theatre Company production, "Female of the Species"
2011: Community contemporary dance project with Jess Jones.
2011: Oversight and volunteer assistance, TRC/RADF funded pre-festival multiarts project for children, 'Sound Structures". Auspiced Tableland Folk Festival.
2012: Invited to membership of Regional Arts Development Fund, Tablelands Regional Council, Nth Qld
2012: Designing a movement activity for the older person: The Big Board Game. Partnering with the Atherton Chapter of the University of the Third Age.
2012: Made2Move Project in contemporary dance for the mature person
2012: Producer, Children's Village, Cairns Festival
2012: Coordinator FNQ Regional contemporary dancing for the over 40s, Made to Move. Co-facilitator of Malanda M2M.
2012: Auspicing 'Flights of Fancy' multigenre arts workshop for children
2013: Phoenix Project - community workshops incorporating elements of meditation, Out of the Box Theatre, and Made2Move.
2013: Attended inaugural DANscienCE and participated on a physiotherapist panel for dancers - Canberra Dance Theatre.
2013: Attended 5th international Arts n Health Conference
2014: Created a personal vision for community dance - The World is Dancing. Networking with Liz Lea, DANscienCE; David McMicken TRACKS Darwin; Sarah Leversee Art in Action Boulder. Colorado.