Dr Peri O’Shea BSocSci., Psych Hons, MSocPol, PhD
Peri has extensive experience as a leader in the mental health sector as the Chief Executive Officer at BEING – the independent, state-wide peak organisation for mental health consumers – from 2010-2017. Peri also has extensive training and facilitator experience in higher education and NGO settings. Most recently, she has developed and facilitated highly successful and popular advocacy courses to mental health consumers.
Dr Christine Edwards BA Psych Hons, PhD
Christine was the Research and Evaluation Coordinator for Health Promotion on the NSW Central Coast for 19 years and a manager for Sexual Health Promotion for Hunter New England Health for 3 years. She has an honours degree in psychology, and completed her PHD on the marketing of tobacco to young women through product placement in movies. Christine has published and presented in many areas of public health practice and evaluation at a National and International level and her special interests are drug and alcohol issues, domestic violence and child abuse.