Tess is a public health professional with ten years of research and policy experience in the Victorian, Australian and international mental health and social systems. Tess is interested in the participation of people, families and communities in mental health research and system development, including through co-design and participatory methodologies. Tess’ PhD from the Nossal Institute for Global Health, University of Melbourne (under examination) investigated the acceptability and feasibility of 'people-centred' approaches to mental health care in Timor-Leste. Tess also holds a First Class Honours in Psychological Science (University of Queensland) and an MSc Public Health (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine). Tess brings her experience working with communities, government and non-government organisations to support the Centre to co-develop interventions to promote child and family mental health in Wyndham (Theme B).