Bachelor of Arts (Hons), Bachelor of Social Work (Hons), Master of Education (Adult Education)
Annette leads significant, evidence-informed practice and policy initiatives that help Parenting Research Centre (PRC) clients achieve their intended outcomes.
She directs a number of government-funded, national and multi-year initiatives - including MyTime - and is responsible for leading a talented team of researchers, implementation, communication and knowledge translation and exchange specialists.
Annette drives a number of PRC implementation projects in New South Wales (NSW), including trials of SafeCare and the Quality Assurance Framework for children and young people in out-of-home care.
Major work under Annette’s directorship has included projects for:
- Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse
- Department of Family and Community Services in NSW
- Department of Education and Training in Victoria.
She also leads PRC work in influencing policy pertaining to parenting support.
Annette has over 16 years of executive level experience in helping governments and organisations improve outcomes for children.
She has previously served as General Manager, Social Policy and Research, and General Manager, Operations (East and Central) at The Benevolent Society; and as CEO of the NSW Child Protection Council. Annette was also a senior staff member at the NSW Commission for Children and Young People and has experience as a social worker in child welfare and community development in the United Kingdom and Australia.