Keynote address: Are we truly embracing the concepts of 'diversity' with our profession?
Jacqueline has worked within and around the profession of diversional therapy for her whole career. She has held a number of roles including lecturer at the University of Sydney, Aged Care Quality Assessor, Director and Business Manager of Redleaf College of Professional Education (a Registered Training Organisation), lecturer at Western Sydney University, owner of B&S Books, author, consultant and educator in related to better practice approaches in diversional therapy and aged care service provision (residential and community). Jacqueline has recently taken up a newly created role at Southern Cross Care (NSW & ACT) as the Engagement and Purposeful Living Manager.
Jacqueline has presented at many conferences and workshops related to diversional therapy, aged care and dementia both in Australia and overseas and is the co-author of two manuals (documentation and policy development), two leisure programming and activity books (Starting Points for Programs and Activities / Books 1 & 2) and has written over 35 training manuals in leisure and health and community services.
Jacqueline was a board member of the Diversional Therapy Association for over 10 years and undertook the roles of President, Secretary, Treasurer and Newsletter Editor. She has maintained close contact with the DRTA supporting them with projects as required.