Turning 21 – Reflections on the past, hopes for the future
Cath Roper was one of the first four consumer consultants in Melbourne. She has held the pioneering Consumer Academic role, at the Centre for Psychiatric Nursing since 2000 and now leads the Centre’s consumer academic program. In 2019 the consumer academic program was recognised by the Mental Health Service of Australia and New Zealand Award in the category of Education, Training or Workforce Development for the achievement of excellence, innovation and best practice in mental health services. Cath is a consumer perspective educational specialist and is also highly regarded locally, nationally and internationally for her research scholarship. She is currently providing advice to the Royal Commission into Victoria’s mental health system.