The 2016-17 Thinker in Residence commences today with Professor Jane Burns from the University of Sydney talking to parents and service providers this week to explore the theme strengthening children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing through technology and social media.
Professor Burns has dedicated her career to research that supports the mental health and wellbeing of children and young people.
Her work focuses on driving practical and positive change in the community and the mental health sector, with a priority on uniting young people with researchers, practitioners and innovators to explore the role of technology in improving mental health programs and services.
Over the course of this week Professor Burns will be presenting at 15 seminars for a variety of audiences, before returning in March 2017 to work with partner agencies in more detail.
This morning the Commissioner and professor Burns met with members of the Thinker in Residence working group to discuss the week ahead.
The Commissioner thanks the organisations that have partnered with his office on this project: