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QMHW – Guest Interviewee

Des Whybird enjoyed a 38 year with GHD, from a graduate civil engineer in 1973 when the engineering and construction industry was completely male dominated, to become its CEO and then Chairman in the 2000s, experiencing considerable change in the industry and workplace. Des has served on the committee of Tattersall’s Club for 15 years, and its President from 2014 to 2017.

He is currently Deputy-Chairperson of the Ipswich Grammar School, Chairman of a private company Ultra Aquatic Technology Pty Ltd, and a Director of Rural and Remote Mental Health.

Des and Sharon have been married for 44 years, have two daughters, a son and two granddaughters.

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QMHW – Guest Interviewee

Kari Sutton is an educator, speaker and author who has helped over 25,000 children, parents, and educators with evidence‐ based strategies, tools and approaches to foster children’s positive mental health.

She deconstructs the research, so you don’t have to and provides practical, easy to use tools and strategies that plant the seeds of resilience, emotional wellbeing and mental fitness in our children. She is launching her second book “Raising a Mentally Fit Generation” in late 2020.

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QMHW – Guest Interviewee

Dr. Scott Allison – General Practitioner

Dr Scott Allison graduated Medical School at the University of Queensland in 2011. Before becoming a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners he completed his residency at Princess Alexandra Hospital. Dr Allison has worked in a variety of areas including dermatology, plastic surgery, orthopaedics, emergency medicine, cardiology and infectious diseases. He then undertook two years of
Emergency Medicine specialist training before moving into General Practice. Dr. Allison has previously been awarded the RACGP Queensland Registrar of the Year and has been the recipient of several grants to present his research internationally. Dr. Allison is a Medical Officer Reservist in the Australian Army and a Senior Lecturer for UQ School of Medicine. Dr Allison’s interests include men’s health and sexual health, sports medicine, travel medicine, skin cancer and dermatology.

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