Rosalie has been a clinical speech pathologist for more than 30 years and also a criminologist and a facilitator of courage-development workshops.
Rosalie was awarded 2017 Tasmanian Australian of the Year for work teaching literacy and communication to prisoners – and those at-risk of prison futures.
Prison literacy is only a part of the work which interests Rosie; but it is all tied together with this common thread: fine communication.
Rosalie is also available for public speaking roles, including: How to teach literacy to anyone; The continuum of literacy skills; Dyslexia; Building literacy in homeless and disadvantaged adults; Engaging the disengaged; The history of literacy; How Australia’s literacy woes arose and What is to be done about Australia’s literacy woes?
Rosalie is also the founder of Chatter Matters, a charitable organisation based in Tasmania. The focus is on building communication skills in those who need it most and sharing the success stories that follow.