Sharon is Executive Director of Lived Experience Australia, a nationally awarded lived experience advocacy organisation. Sharon brings her personal lived experience and 20+ years as a family carer to several representative roles including the Board of Mental Health Australia. Sharon is a Professor at Flinders University, previously Director of its Department of Psychiatry research unit, and lead SA Mental Health Commissioner 2020-21. Sharon undertakes a broad range of mental health research and is particularly passionate about addressing co-occurring physical health and mental health; and exploring the person’s and their family’s experiences of seeking and receiving support.