2013 – Post Graduate Diploma in the Practice of Psychology

2009 – Master Psychology

2007 – Post Graduate Diploma in Arts Psychology

2005 – Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

January 2009-December 2010 – Clinical Psychology training (Completed first two years of a three-year programme)


My Master’s thesis Stressors and psychological wellbeing in local humanitarian workers in Colombia was published in 2011 by the Journal of Managerial Psychology.

It examines the correlations of stressors, appraisal, and coping resources with measures of psychological wellbeing in local humanitarian workers, supporting communities of internally displaced populations (IDPs), in the slums of one of the main cities in Colombia, Medellin.


Over the last 4 years, I have furthered my education in Public Health through courses in the following topics:

  • Mental Health in Complex Emergencies – MHPSS (2021)
  • Children’s Human Rights (2019)
  • Health in Complex Humanitarian Emergencies (2019)
  • Gender-Based Violence (2019)
  • Psychological First Aid (2018)
  • Epidemiology (2018)
  • Major Depression in the Population from a Public Health Perspective (2018) 

Continuing Education

Mental Health in Complex Emergencies (Mental Health and Psychosocial Support. MHPSS)          
Fordham University
Prevention of Harassment and Abuse
Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse
National Youth Training: Eating Disorders
Eating Disorders NZ
Incident Management System
World Health Organization
Confronting Gender-Based Violence: Global Lessons for Healthcare Workers
John Hopkins University
Children’s Human Right – An Interdisciplinary Introduction
University of Geneva
Health in Complex Humanitarian Emergencies
Emory University
Psychological First Aid
John Hopkins University
Trauma and What It Means to be Human – Conference
Webster University, Geneva, Switzerland
Epidemiology: The basic science of Public Health
The University of North Carolina
Major Depression in the Population: A Public Health Approach
John Hopkins University
Explore’s Sexual Knowledge Examination (ESKE) (in people with ID)
Explore Specialist Advice
Suicide Risk Assessment (in people with intellectual disabilities)
Explore Specialist Advice
Autism: Advanced Specialist Training
Altogether Autism New Zealand
Concerning Sexual Behaviour (in people with intellectual disabilities)           
Explore Specialist Advice
Supervision: Building Strengths, Developing competencies
Compass seminars
Non-Violent Crisis Intervention
Explore Specialist Advice
Positive Behaviour Support Training
Explore Specialist Advice
Safe Talk: Suicide Alertness
Youth Horizons
Skills Training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy: The Essentials
Dialectical Behavior Therapy New Zealand (DBTNZ)
Fundación Carla Cristina, Medellin, Colombia
Prevention of, and intervention on, behavioral and conduct problems in educational facilities and the re-education of young offenders in the city of Medellin.
NZQA Certificate in Refugee Resettlement Support
Refugee and Migrant Service