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Katrina joined Act for Kids in 2006, became Executive Director of Services in 2008 and was appointed Chief Executive Officer in August 2020. Katrina is a registered psychologist with more than 20 years’ experience delivering clinical and social services at the individual, organisational and community level. She has a Ph.D in children’s cognitive, social and emotional development and postgraduate qualifications in governance, business and education.
Before joining the Act for Kids team, Katrina practiced as a private psychologist and worked as a university lecturer. Her strong interest, research and teaching in the area of children’s development led her to work in the child protection sector. Katrina is passionate about early intervention and prevention of child abuse and neglect and believes that all children who have suffered trauma should have access to the best possible services in order to develop to their full potential.