Sharon is a Registered General and Geriatric Nurse, has a Diploma of Nursing Education, a Diploma of Counselling, a Degree in Health Sciences and a Masters of Public Health and is a level two Executive Coach.
She has a history of over 40 years working in the area of ageing at the interface of education and training, clinical practice and research. She has over this time, developed special interests in caring for those living with dementia as well end of life issues and end of life decision making for older people and is published in these areas.
She has authored several books, book chapters and educational resources particularly focusing on dementia and other challenges and inequities of ageing.
Sharon has worked as part of the Aboriginal Health and Ageing team at NeuRA for a decade at the interface of translating research undertaken into practical resources and outcomes for Aboriginal communities. She is currently the Translation Research coordinator working across all Aboriginal Health and Ageing projects.