I’m passionate about growing and supporting the peer workforce. The focus of my work is on strengthening the capacity and capability of the workforce to respond to the needs of the people accessing services and their whānau and families to reduce addiction-related harm.
I have been involved in consumer issues for over 20 years and worked in consumer advisory roles in the addiction sector for over 15 years. My lived experience of addiction and recovery informs the work that I do and is further supported my qualifications. I have a Postgraduate Certificate in Health Care and a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Political Science.
The Peer Project Lead leads and supports a range of projects in the specialist addiction and related workforce and includes specific consumer projects: