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NICKNAME:  Jules

QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor Science/Arts; Postgraduate Diploma Psychology; Postgraduate Diploma Applied Psychology

ACHIEVEMENTS: Competing overseas rowing many years ago; Keeping two small children going each day (they might have different socks on, t shirts inside out and have popcorn for breakfast, but they seem to be fine!)

WHY DID YOU PURSUE PSYCHOLOGY? Humans are complex, fragile, fascinating and completely awe inspiring. Understanding ourselves and our stories is the most interesting thing i can imagine.

WHY DID YOU CHOOSE TO WORK AT BODYMATTERS? BodyMatters is a collective of very knowledgeable, passionate, skilled and compassionate individuals who have committed to walk alongside others on their journey towards recovery from an eating disorder- who wouldn’t want to be a part of this fabulous group

YOUR FAVOURITE QUOTE:  “We are all just walking each other home” ‘Ram Dass’

WHERE DO YOU SEE YOURSELF IN 10 YEARS: Perhaps living the country and having a chicken family?

FAVOURITE SPORTS OR ACTIVITIES: Walking + Skiing

FAVOURITE HOBBIES OR INTERESTS: Reading, Sleeping, Buswalking

WHAT IS YOUR SECRET SKILL: Reverse Parking like a hero

WHO OR WHAT INSPIRES YOU:  When I witness others confront and overcome their demons despite the enormous fear and overwhelm.

WHO WERE YOUR CHILDHOOD HEROES: Famous Five, Fantastic Four, Captain Planet

3 THINGS YOU WOULD TAKE ON A DESERT ISLAND: A bottle of never ending tropical strength mosquito spray, all of Brandon Sanderson novels, photos of my family.

WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE INDULGENCE: Going for a walk by myself

WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE MOVIE:  I have two small children, I’ve forgotten what movies are…

FAVOURITE PLACES TO TRAVEL: Ski Slopes

IF YOU DIDN’T PURSUE PSYCHOLOGY, WHAT OTHER PROFESSION WOULD YOU PURSUE: Medicine or Neuroscience