Dr Peri O’Shea


Dr Peri O’Shea

Unit Coordinator, Leadership Practice in Mental Health

Peri has extensive experience as a Leader in the mental health sector as the Chief Executive Officer at BEING – the independent, state-wide peak organisation for mental health consumers - from 2010-2017. Peri also has extensive training and facilitator experience in higher education and NGO settings. Most recently, she has developed and facilitated highly successful and popular advocacy courses to mental health consumers.

Peri has many years of experience in working with Human Service NGOs and in service management and she has a strong understanding of mental health policy and consumer issues. Peri has degrees in Psychology and Social Policy, a PhD in Applied Sociology and a lived experience of mental illness as both a consumer and a carer.