Qualifications : PhD University of Sydney [Medicine], BA Hons, Macquarie University [Anthropology and Sociology], Registered Nurse.
Dr Liz Newton has worked primarily in health, and more specifically mental health and drug and alcohol services including youth and rehabilitation settings, clinical, teaching, research and management roles for over 30 years.
She has worked in a variety of settings, including in-patient and community health, in urban, rural and remote areas in the NSW and the Northern Territory, in both the private and public arena, as well as teaching at Universities.
Research has included investigation into indigenous suicide inside and outside of custodial settings, vocational training opportunities for people with disabilities, and a doctoral thesis on the ethnography of deinstitutionalisation for people with a mental illness.
She recently retired from her role as Manager Quality, Training and Research for Northern Sydney Central Coast Health, Mental Health D&A, a role which required assisting researchers in a variety of methodologies. She was been Chairperson for NSCCH Human Research Ethics Committee for the past eight years, and remains a member for ethical reviews.
As well, Liz has published in peer reviewed journals and acts as a reviewer for journals and grant applications.