Nicola Palfrey is the Director of the Australian Child & Adolescent Trauma, Loss and Grief Network based at the Australian National University. The Network was established in 2007 in order to address the needs of Australian children facing trauma, loss and adversity and works closely with a number of experts around Australia to develop high quality information and resources for professionals, families and the community.
Nicola is a Clinical Psychologist, Churchill Fellow and researcher who has worked extensively with children, adolescents and adults who have experienced significant adversity and trauma. In her current role as Director of the Australian Child & Adolescent Trauma, Grief & Loss Network at the ANU, Nicola is responsible for developing and delivering resources, training and interventions based on the latest evidence base to support individuals and families affected by adversity and trauma. Nicola has also worked extensively as a researcher in the private sector and brings this experience into the clinical sphere to influence attitudes and drive change to practices and service delivery.