16th Reintegration Puzzle Conference

Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre
1-3 March 2023

Changing Seasons,
Changing Lives

Louise Southalan

Project Manager
Wungening Aboriginal Corporation

Louise works as project manager on the Birdiya Maya Homelessness Research Project for Wungening Aboriginal Corporation, is a Research Associate at Curtin University working on national and international justice health projects, and a board member of Mental Health Matters 2, which works on embedding lived experience expertise on decision making in justice and health systems and services.  She is also a steering committee member of WEPHREN, the Worldwide Prison Health Research and Engagement Network.

Louise is a lawyer who has previously practised in criminal law, worked in the WA Mental Health Commission on mental health legislation and prison mental health services, and for the WA Department of Justice developing an AOD therapeutic community within Casuarina prison.  She is a Churchill Fellow, completing her report in 2020 on strategies for national agencies to improve state prison mental health systems and services.  She holds a law degree and masters degrees in International Development and in Mental Health Policy and Services.