Chief Mental Health Nurse
Change comes from listening, learning, caring and conversation
Anna commenced her career in Scotland in the early 80’s and moved to Australia in 1989.
Anna has worked in both Inpatient and Community settings as a clinician and as a manager and also as a Director Of Nursing both in Mental Health and Drug and Alcohol services.
During the early 90’s she was involved in the decommissioning of the North Eastern Metropolitan Psychiatric Services (NEMPS) which gave Anna her first experience of managing service change and reform and has been an area of interest since that time.
Anna’s vision is to ensure we have a skilled Mental Health Nursing workforce for the future which is flexible, responsive and works collaboratively with consumers and carers encouraging self-determination and self-management of mental health and wellbeing.
2022 Keynote Speakers
The Elephant in the Room - experiences of families and carers and what mental health nurses can do to support
Truth-telling, Justice & Royal Commissions: Addressing a legacy of Colonisation in Australia
Renewing our profession: the power of collective resilience