Lisa O’Beirne – Bio
Author/s: Lisa O’Beirne
Lisa, MCAT, RMIT; BBSc, LTU; AMusA (piano); Cert IV Training & Assessment, is currently completing her PhD in the School of Education, RMIT University. Previous tertiary education has been a Bachelor of psychology, a Masters of Creative Arts Therapy and teacher training at the Melbourne Steiner School. Modes of creative arts therapy work and experiences include developing arts for mental health programs, music and creative dance with primary school aged children, founding ‘Artists @ Play’ (multi-modal improvisation sessions) with a peer group of artists/friends, working with asylum seekers in detention, adolescents in TAFE (VCAL level), and early intervention music-movement therapy for pre-school aged children and their families. She lives at the foot of the Dandenong Ranges with her family of five, recently developing a keen interest in gardening as she has spent much of the last seven years home-based.