The role of the Policy & Advocacy Team is to develop advocacy capacity and strategies, and public policy positions in relation to cancer control.
We help communities identify issues that matter to them, and together, we develop campaigns aimed at creating changes in the system to reduce cancer risks and improve services for everyone in NSW. We work together with community members, local cancer networks and our staff across NSW to develop, implement and promote these campaigns.
The Policy & Advocacy Team are an energetic bunch of individuals who are all driven by one common goal – to make a difference. You can contact us via email if you have questions, would like more information or want to get involved in our campaigns. To find our what is happening in your local community, contact your regional Cancer Council office.
Read more about each of our team members by clicking on their name below.
My weeks are consumed developing campaign strategies, influencing decision-makers to implement policy changes and finding new ways to involve community members in our advocacy. In any given week I could be speaking to large gatherings about how individuals can make a difference, poring over research data about unmet needs of cancer patients, or commenting in [...]
Some might describe me as a Cancer Council nomad. In my 8 years with Cancer Council I’ve worked in 4 of our offices and in 4 different positions. Being Gen Y, I realise it may seem I’m breaking some kind of GenY credo, but I would argue it’s easy to stay in an organisation where [...]
Surrounded by enthusiastic and bright co-workers who are passionate, encouraging and courageous, every day my workplace inspires and motivates me to do my best. My core beliefs of equity and equality fit well with my role; and as a mother of four and a grandmother of two, my hope is that one day we will [...]
I have always been a people person and a bleeding heart, so a job where I can work with community advocates to defeat cancer is a perfect fit for me. Like many, cancer has affected my immediate family. Wouldn’t it be awesome if we could see cancer defeated, if not in our lifetime, then in [...]
My role is often described as the ‘glue’ that binds the team together. My days are filled with managing the day-to-day processes for our team such as the CanAct database of all our members and our online presence and communications. I also provide support on our grassroots campaigning and organise the logistics for events including our training workshops and Unite [...]
I co-ordinate our Local Government Engagement Program which supports local councils to foster healthier communities and workplaces. So I am the ‘go to’ guy for advice and support to staff and advocates that want to motivate councils on health-related actions. My background is in social work and health promotion for both government and charitable organisations [...]
Basically my job involves finding out stuff – by reading, researching and talking to people. What changes to government policy should Cancer Council NSW argue for, to help prevent cancer and make life easier for people affected by cancer? There are many things we could ask government to do – but are we confident it [...]
I work across the Health Strategies Division, providing project and administrative support across all our prevention programs and campaigns. I have supported campaigns such as Clear the Air, SunSmart and Tackling Tobacco and I am currently working on Sun Protection in Primary Schools. I was also involved in Unite 4 Change earlier this year which [...]
My job is to look closely at what decisions have been made about cancer and what might be in the pipeline that can affect the general public. Most of the big health decisions are made by government so that’s my main focus – but the private sector gets my attention too. I also keep up with [...]