Jade Purtell

Experience Matters Consulting

Jade is an out-of-home care and transitions from care researcher and a youth participation consultant. Jade works collaboratively with the Children, Youth and Families sector and academia to promote young people's participation in research and increased involvement of young people in policy development and decision-making by government and the community sector. Jade has recently been working on the Affinity Education and Out-of-Home Care project at Monash University and is undertaking her PhD at Monash University on care leavers and early pregnancy and parenting.


Jenna Bollinger has a masters in Forensic Psychology and is completing her PhD at Monash University examining stability in residential out of home care. She has presented at multiple international conferences on her research. She has worked in residential care for approximately 4 years and has been involved with contracting to various agencies over the past 5 years. She has also worked in a private practice for 6 years, with a focus on treatment of complex trauma  Currently she works as the Director of Psychology and Clinical Services at Knightlamp Consulting.

Presentations by Jade Purtell
Youth participation: The value for individuals and organisations
Youth participation: The value for individuals and organisations
Jade Purtell, Jenna Bollinger

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