She has a passion for public health, and expertise in primary health, rural health, health workforce, Indigenous health and community services.
Sharon is particularly skilled at getting across complex topic areas quickly, allowing her to appropriately consult, synthesise feedback and develop common themes and findings. This makes her an outstanding project lead, and a valuable contributor to the whole team.
Her recent work includes:
Prior to joining AHA, Sharon worked as a senior executive in the not-for-profit and government sectors and held national advisory roles in health workforce and rural health planning, policy and program development. Key highlights include:
In her early career, Sharon co-founded a social enterprise, Breaking the Cycle, that worked with more than 1,200 long-term unemployed, homeless and at-risk young people to create employment and training opportunities. She has retained an interest in social enterprise and social impact measurement.