Sue is a psychologist, academic, author, activist and speaker. She is Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Western Sydney, an Affiliate of the Wellbeing Institute at Cambridge University, and an Honorary Lecturer at University College, London. Sue works with NAPCAN and is founder member and Director of Wellbeing Australia and lead co-convener (with Associate Professor Gerry Redmond) of the Student Wellbeing Action Network. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society and a member of the Editorial Board of Educational and Child Psychology.
Sue has spent much of the last four years developing the Aboriginal Girls Circle - a program for Indigenous young women run under the auspices of NAPCAN. This is based in the Circle Solutions principles, a philosophy and pedagogy for social and emotional learning. She is currently part of the Growing Great Schools project team which addresses whole student – whole school wellbeing.