I have had extensive experience in many facets of health care, including: governance; education; sector planning, development and management; clinical leadership; public health; and, direct clinical care. I have based my career in trying to understand the experiences and illness of marginalised people. I was first involved in supporting people who are homeless and research in 1979 while a medical student.
Since then I have published 6 book chapters and 62 peer reviewed articles mostly on the experiences of seriously mentally ill offenders and people with intellectual disability. Most recently I have been able to work for indigenous Australians with neurocognitive disabilities especially in rural and remote areas.