Sharon has been working in the welfare sector for over 15 years and has held positions both within Australia and Ireland. Sharon’s work history has predominantly been in trauma and attachment; working as a child and family therapist in sexual assault and domestic violence services and private practice. She has also worked directly within the child protection and juvenile justice system. Sharon also holds a Grad Dip in teaching and Learning and has worked as a University Lecturer in Social Work and a Guidance Officer within the education setting. Sharon has a passion for working with young people and their families and identifies her strengths as fostering working relationships with and advocating for vulnerable families.