Media & Advocacy CV

Jeanette Purkis - Autism and mental health advocacy CV: short version

Selected publications

2014-17 Author of blog: Jeanette Purkis - Thoughts on All Things Autism and Mental Health

2015 Featured in story on BuzzFeed about mental health

2015-17 Multiple articles featured on The Mighty

2015 The Guide to Good Mental Health on the Autism Spectrum. Book accepted for publication. Due for release in mid-2016 (co-author with Dr Emma Goodall and Dr Jane Nugent)

2015 Guest blog for Murdoch Children's Research Institute on resilience and Autism

2015 Guest blog for International Women's Day, Autistic woman with (the right) attitude published on the Attitude Foundation website.

2016 Featured in ABC Online article about Yellow Ladybugs Canberra launch. Interview also used in Drive program on ABC Radio 666.

2016 Featured in an article on employing Autistic staff in The Guardian Australia

2016 Article on ABC Online, Jeanette Purkis on Autism and empowerment

2013-2014 Regular contributor, Autism and Asperger's Network Magazine

2006 – 2015 Expert speaker for Autism Teaching Institute diploma course (Melbourne)

2016 ACT Volunteer of the Year.

2016 Plenary speaker for Autism in Education Conference (Melbourne, May 2016)

2016 Speaker and exhibitor Melbourne Autism Expo (Melbourne, May 2016)

2015 Presentation for Irabina Autism Services with Professor Temple Grandin and Tim Sharp (Melbourne, November 2015)

2015 Invited to speak at Asia Pacific Autism Conference (Brisbane)

2015 Presentation at Creativity and Recovery symposium at TheMHS mental heath services conference (Canberra)

2015 Presentation for Asperger Services Australia conference Human Being on the Spectrum (Brisbane)

2014 Presentation for Autism Cooperative Research Centre Symposium (Melbourne)

2014 Presentation at Schiz & Skitz Comedy Night, as part of Mental Health Week (Canberra)

2014 Presentation at Aspect Autism in Education Conference (Sydney)

2013 Disability, resilience and achieving the supposedly impossible, TEDxCanberra conference, Then. Now. Next. (Canberra)

2008 Speaking tour of UK (numerous venues) to promote Finding a Different Kind of Normal (United Kingdom)

Selected media appearances

2015 Interview on Radio National PM programme

2014 Interview on The Autism Show (Canada, online)

2014 Interview for ABC Radio National Life Matters program with Natasha Mitchell

2010 Interview for ABC Radio 666, Drive program (presenter Genevieve Jacobs)

2010 Interview on Radio New Zealand

2010 Featured in documentary, Alone in a Crowded Room (directed by Lucy Paplinska), aired on ABC 1 Compass program

Selected other activities

2011-2017 Facilitator Jeanette Purkis Women's Group with Marymead Autism Centre (formerly through Autism Asperger ACT) – support group for women and girls with Asperger Syndrome and their mothers

2007-2017 Policy Adviser, Australian Public Service

2016-2017 Member of Marymead Autism Centre Advisory Group

2013-2015 Member of Australian Autism and Asperger's Network Organising Committee

2015-2016 Committee member, Autism Asperger ACT board

2015 Facilitating Mentor, Asia Pacific Autism Conference Mentoring Programme

2016 Honourable Mention, Community Leader of the Year category, Australian Institute of Management Leadership Excellence Awards.

2015 Co-Chair Department of Education and Training Ability Network

2015 Finalist, Aspect National Recognition Awards, Inspiring Individual category

2015 Finalist, Local Gems Publishing NaPoWriMo poetry contest (international competition)

2015 Attended Australia 2040 Forum at Parliament House, Canberra as guest of Autism Cooperative Research Centre

2015 Two videos (Autism and gender and Autism and employment) featured in Swinburne Autism MOOC course

Gender video

Employment video

2014 Member of reference group and general advice for Autism Cooperative Research Centre

2014 Nominated for National Disability Award (Australia)

2014 Finalist, Lifeline ACT Women of Spirit awards (Canberra)

2013 Secretary's Award, Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations, for leadership and promoting inclusion for staff with disability

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