Simone is deeply passionate about supporting children with complex trauma and has
completed her doctorate research investigating the barriers and enablers for mainstream classroom teachers to
engage with professional development and trauma informed classroom pedagogy. She has had a varied career
working with children and young people in school, residential facilities, complex care settings and out-of-home care
with foster and kinship carers. Simone has worked as a team leader, program coordinator, and program manager in
child protection and currently runs her own consultancy business supporting children with complex trauma, their
families, and communities.

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