Suzie has become a spokesperson for arthritis in Australia. She has been an active
volunteer and consumer representative with Arthritis Western Australia for six years.
She sat on the Board of Management from 2005 to 2008; has been a guest lecturer
to medical students at the University of Western Australia and Notre Dame University
in 2006, 2008 and 2009; was guest speaker at a Parliamentary Breakfast Briefing at
the Parliament of Western Australia in 2009 and at The Spectrum of Pain 28th Annual
Scientific Meeting of the Australian Pain Society in 2008.
Flourish Magazine "Flourishing in Motherhood Despite Arthritis" Issue 8 Vol 1, Western
Arthritis Today "Pre-conception, Pregnancy and Parenting with Arthritis" Autumn 2008,
Arthritis Western Australia
Arthritis ACT quarterly newsletter 2008, Arthritis Foundation of the Australian Capital
The Juice, Arthritis New Zealand 2008
The Australian Health Consumer 2006-2007 Number Two "Self Management of Chronic Conditions
- Worth fighting for", Consumers Health Forum of Australia
Suzie has written many published articles about arthritis including;
Arthritis Today "Achieving your goals with RA" Autumn 2006, Arthritis Western Australia
Suzie was admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Western Australia
in March 2004. She worked as an Articled Clerk with the State Solicitors Office
in Western Australia before following a career of legal policy and law reform with
the Office of the Inspector of Custodial Services (Western Australia) and as Director
of legal consultancy 'May Legal'.
After completing an Associate Diploma in Social Science (Welfare) in 1993 Suzie worked
as a Welfare Officer in adult psychiatry and rehabilitation medicine and as a lecturer
in Social Science between 1994 and 1999.
Suzie is wife to Chris; and mother to Oscar and Olive.
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The Spectrum of Pain, 28th Annual Scientific meeting of the