I have worked in Health and Safety since 1991 with a broad range of businesses. My role as an Occupational Health Nurse has been combined consultancy and advisory in health promotion and health and safety.
I have worked as a consultant within in my own businesses for 20 years with companies from one or two people to national organisations. I have represented Occupational Health Nurses at as Local and National President. I have represented NZOHNA on the HASANZ for 4 years , which is a national leadership group which is working to improve the quality and professionalism of health and safety advisors and consultants.
My background has been “hands-on” health and safety experience in some challenging industries including mining, electrical and civil construction as well as local body and manufacturing. My special interest is in understanding the motivation required to prevent illness and injury.
I have worked as a consultant for the Employers’ Association for 2 periods of 4 years where I had the opportunity to work with a huge number of businesses to assist in navigating the changes to the health and safety legislation. The role has been providing health and safety training and consultancy services, working with businesses from the board to the workers. The aim is always to mentor the business into self-management with a highly-engaged workforce.
Currently working for the University of Otago as an occupational health nurse and doing some consulting as WHS Consulting to provide services across the whole Otago region. From project work, training and mentoring to assist workplaces to understand their requirements under the Health and Safety at Work Act and Healthy Work.
Area of interest is in management, governance and health risk assessment while still providing a limited health monitoring service.
- New Zealand Occupational Health Nurses' Association
- Graduate Certificate in Tertiary Learning and Teaching (Level 7) 2011
Postgraduate Health Promotion Papers
Graduate Diploma in Occupation Health - Massey University 2006
Certificate in Health Promotion 2001
Certificate in Viticulture and Wine Making