Liz is an Advanced Clinician Social Worker who has worked extensively for 20 years with individuals, families and children impacted by grief, loss, trauma, crisis and bereavement. She is currently a PhD Candidate with the School of Medicine, The University of Queensland. The focus of her research is Staff Wellbeing in the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit. She also has a Certificate IV in Education and Training and is a sought-after communicator, public speaker and educator.
She’s worked in Brisbane’s major children’s hospitals in intensive care, emergency departments, cancer wards and all areas associated with children’s health. In her current job in a children’s intensive care unit, she is exposed daily to death, violence, trauma and illness and is now recognised as one of the most experienced counsellors in this field in Australia.
She has a passion for assisting the community to understand the breadth of loss and grief and how to support them, their children, partners, family and friends during times of change and sadness. She is very interested in staff wellbeing and mental health as key to ensuring optimal outcomes for children and families in hospital settings.