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Director, Principal Consultant


Darren is personable, insightful and passionate.  He has worked in, and consulted to, the acute, primary health, mental health, disability and alcohol and other drugs sectors for approximately 12 years.

As a consultant, Darren has delivered projects of national significance, including: Development of the National Drug Strategy; Development of activity based costing model for mental health services; Evaluation of the National Perinatal Depression Initiative and Review of the Nationally Funded Centres Paediatric Heart Transplantation Program.

Key skills: Strategy; consultation, evaluation; performance; opportunity assessment; business case development.


Senior Consultant


Leah has operational experience in the aged care and disability sectors in South Australia and has supported strategy development, implementation and process improvement for more than a decade.

Leah is currently completing an MBA. Leah has excellent interpersonal and communication skills and has an in depth understanding of the challenges of service provision.

Key skills: Governance, strategy, business integration, stakeholder engagement, business process mapping/analysis, project management, defining scope and objectives.

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Senior Consultant


Charlotte is a specialist in program/service evaluation and outcomes and impact measurement, developed through more than a decade of research and analytical experience in the legal, health management consulting and not-for-profit social services sectors.

Charlotte has supported a wide range of research projects in health and social services at both a national and local level.

Key skills: Impact measurement, Research; Stakeholder and community partnership and engagement; Systematic reviews; Evaluation frameworks and approaches.

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Senior Consultant


Emily joined Health Q Consulting in 2021 having worked previously in Cambodia and Australia. Emily has clinical experience delivering client-centric therapeutic interventions, including proficiency in motivational interviewing techniques.


Emily has worked closely with diverse client populations, including culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds, children and adolescents, and clients with disabilities and diverse learning needs.

Key skills: Consultation, community engagement, policy and document analysis


Senior Consultant


Larisa has over a decade of experience conducting research through three postgraduate qualifications (Honours, Masters, and Doctorate) and her work in consulting. Larisa’s research interest include cyberbullying and the mental health outcomes associated with it, as well help seeking and coping behaviours of young people.


While working at Wellbeing SA her focus was on mental health and suicide prevention

Key skills: Research, data analysis, consultation, community engagement.




Stacie has extensive experience supporting clients and delivering projects across a range of sectors, including government, not-for-profit social services, community foundations, philanthropy, and health and medical. 


Stacie's expertise covers design of service models, logic models, client journeys and impact measurement methods. 

Key skills: Impact measurement, consultation tools, data collection and analysis, visual presentation


Research Analyst


Jess is a graduate of psychology and cognitive neuroscience with a passion for building human health and well-being in diverse contexts. She is particularly interested in furthering research insights into integrated health care and developing more sustainable, effective strategies for the implementation of high quality, evidence-based practice.


As Research Analyst, Jess undertakes research and data analysis to support our clients needs.

Key skills: Literature reviews, empirical research, data management and analysis

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