Speaker Presentations

Carers NSW 2019 Conference: Showcasing carer support in NSW


Recordings of the keynote and panel sessions will be available shortly

All the cares in the world: Work/life concerns of mature workers

Professor Marian Baird, Professor of Gender and Work & Chair of the Discipline of Work and Organisational Studies, University of Sydney Business School


Supporting the diversity of caring

Hidden carers? Understanding the needs of carers of people with HIV in the contemporary treatment era

Myra Hamilton, Senior Research Fellow, Social Policy Research Centre, University of New South Wales


Supporting the Diversity of Caring - How evidence based practice, research and co-design can lead to improvements in the way carer supports for mental health carers are planned and delivered – a case study of carers in South West Sydney and Nepean

Kek Tai, Senior Program Manager, Carer Services , Anglicare Sydney

Rachel Dunne, Social Policy and Research Unit, Anglicare Sydney

Thanh Huynh, Carer and Vietnamese Peer Support Group Leader



Support in the community

Minds Together - A new online program for carers of people experiencing depression or anxiety

Dr Zoi Triandafilidis, Acting Project Lead, Mental Health and Research, Everymind


Kim McNaughton, Project Officer, Everymind


Supporting families with an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander child with disability: Health, education and social service provider perspectives

Dr Anna Green, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, IMPACCT, University of Technology Sydney



Support in the workplace

Carers + Employers, a project to support carers in the workplace. How the Department of Communities and Justice has created a carer friendly workplace and gained formal recognition as an accredited carer employer

Rachel Matheson, Project Coordinator, Carers + Employers Network, Carers NSW

Kerry Lowe, Manager, Inclusion & Diversity, Workforce Strategy, Inclusion & Systems, NSW Department of Communities and Justice


The effect of job characteristics on the experience of combining work and care

Hugh Bainbridge, Associate Professor, School of Management, Business School, University of New South Wales


Upskilling Carers …’nurturing the diversity of caring into valued vocational assets’

Michelle Meachem, Upskilling Carers Program Coordinator, TAFE NSW

Rita Hughes, Carer, Upskilling Carers Program, TAFE NSW



Support through research

Research Partnerships: Collaboration with carers to advocate for policy change

Cathy Duncan, Research Fellow, Australian Health Services Research Institute, University of Wollongong

Lukas Hofstätter, Research & Development Officer, Carers NSW


Are Young Carers Less Engaged in School than Non-Carers? Evidence from a representative Australian study

Myra Hamilton, Senior Research Fellow, Social Policy Research Centre, University of New South Wales


The Flexibility Principle - Exploring research by the UTS Centre for Carers Research that highlights the critical nature of flexibility in supporting student and staff carers

Paula Gleeson, Senior Social Researcher, Centre for Carers Research, University of Technology Sydney

Tania Teague, Carer-in-Residence, University of Technology Sydney



Carers Investment Program projects - 12 months on...

Carers Investment Program projects - 12 months on...

Facilitated by Helen McFarlane, Manager Strategy, Design and Stewardship, NSW Department of Communities and Justice


YC Drive

Pauline Mackiewicz, Executive Manager, Carer Programs, Carers NSW


Carers in the Balance (carer interviews and focus groups)

Cathy Thomson, Research Fellow, Social Policy Research Centre, UNSW Sydney


Multicultural Weavers Program

Jessur Mamut, Carers Coordinator & Local Connector, Multicultural Care


Recognising and responding to carers’ needs: local health district initiatives

Carer Zones

George Varipatis, Patient and Carer Experience Officer, Sydney Local Health District


‘It’s your health that matters’…. Walking the Talk

Carla Farrar, Carer Program Coordinator, Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District

Evelyn Jelercic, Carer Program Coordinator, Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District




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Carers NSW acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land, Elders past and present and all Aboriginal people.