Frankie is a Kamilaroi man who is a registered psychologist, a member of the Australian Psychological Society, and a university lecturer in Counselling and Mental Health. Frankie has presented at various conferences (Australia and overseas), and is a co-author of an international textbook on problem based learning & curriculum development. Frankie has researched various aspects of parenting, and he has researched and published on children’s perceptions of their own abilities. He has also worked with those with disabilities and those with mental health issues on various Government Tribunals. Frankie has taught various allied health professionals, working as an Academic for over 14 years. He also has experience as a member of the National Reference Group, the Conference Steering Committee and the Stream III Funding Selection Panel for AusEinet (The Australian Early Intervention Network for Young People with Mental Health Issues), and currently is a steering committee member with the Longitudinal Study of Indigenous Children. Frankie has also been instrumental in setting up the Indigenous hub of the Australian Child and Adolescent Network (ACATLGN) based at ANU. Frankie’s research interests incorporate all of the above areas, but he is recently concentrating on Indigenous mental health and well-being. Frankie is currently undertaking his PhD within the discipline of psychology.