Elisabeth’s contribution to children’s healthcare is both exceptional and outstanding. Over the past 20 years, Elisabeth has been instrumental in the conceptualisation, development, and implementation of the mental health continuum of care for parents in the perinatal period, infants, young children and their carers in Queensland and Australia.
Elisabeth is considered by her local, national, and international colleagues as a leader in the perinatal and infant mental health sectors. She has garnered great respect for her exceptional strategic capacity, creativity and fervent commitment to the mental health and emotional wellbeing of parents, infants, young children and their families. Her vision, innovation and tenacity has helped drive reform within CHQ HHS, and more importantly within and across sectors throughout Queensland that touch the lives of those vulnerable families who may never come to the attention of our services.
Elisabeth exemplifies distinction in leadership, professionalism, progression, compassion and dedication. She has made an extraordinary contribution to the mental health and emotional wellbeing of parents, infants, young children and their families, both locally in Queensland and nationally across Australia.