Team Leader, The University of Newcastle - Family Action Centre, Newcastle, Australia
Family Action Centre, Callaghan Campus
2010 FINALIST - ALUMNI AWARD FOR EXCEPTIONAL COMMUNITY SERVICE
Kerrell’s work equips those in danger of marginalisation, to take a more equitable place in society. She leads a team of staff and volunteers to deliver community programs including; Home Start, SNUG and the Caravan Project. In her role she has supported others to build successful relationships between the University and the community.
Through her research, conference papers and teaching she has shared her knowledge and expertise on best practice in strengthening families and communities with colleagues, government organisations and many levels of the community. Encouraging and supporting families and other members of the community to recognise and build on their strengths, and by leading a strong team of staff and engaging community volunteers.
Kerrell is making a significant contribution to the region’s development, prosperity and social capital.