Kris has over 25 years of experience working in mental health and wellbeing. Amongst her many qualifications, Kris holds a Bachelor of Science (Psychology), a Master of Arts (Psychology) and a Master of Business Administration specialising in Human Resource Management.
Kris has held leadership positions in community, mental health, aged care and disability organisations in New South Wales and Queensland including the role of Deputy CEO with the Richmond Fellowship NSW, General Manager of Macarthur Disability Services and CEO of Open Minds Australia from 2011–2015.
Kris started her career in youth mental health and remains passionate about the promotion of health and wellbeing, and the provision of evidence-based services to support the community. Kris has been a board member and vice president for the Mental Health Coordinating Council from 2006–2009 and the Queensland Alliance for Mental Health 2012–2015. Kris is currently the Director of Community Care and Inclusion with Wesley Mission Brisbane.
Dr Lars Madsen
Dr Lars Madsen is a clinical psychologist who has worked in both the United Kingdom and Australia in community and hospital settings.
As well as his particular experience in working with anxiety (generalised anxiety and obsessive compulsive disorder), trauma, sexual dysfunction and behaviour problems, Dr Madsen also has a keen interest in self-worth issues and specialises in the treatment of low self-worth.
Prior to working in Australia, he worked within the National Health Service in England with clients with complex needs. He has published research in academic journals as well as presented at international conferences, and is a member of the APS College of Clinical and Forensic Psychologists. Dr Madsen completed his Masters degree in Clinical Psychology in Australia before obtaining a Ph.D. in Psychology at University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne in England.