LBI Foundation is dedicated to building the mental health and wellbeing of Australians in need by empowering and growing local community capacity. We are focused on reducing the gap between the science of wellbeing, trauma-informed practice and growing individual/collective capacity and how it is implemented across the community.

What is the ‘Science to Practice’ Group?

The “Science to Practice Group” brings together teachers, managers, practitioners, clinicians and researchers who are interested in supporting the intentional translation of evidence-based science into practice, across diverse groups and settings.

What Support and Advice Do Group Members Provide?

Group members provide advice and support to key LBI personnel in the design of LBI Foundation’s tools, videos, resources and modules that meet a public benevolent need.  All tools, videos, resources and modules are either publicly available or accessible to IMPACT Coaches through  


The following individuals have provided support to LBI Foundation over the last 12 months.

NameAgency or CommunityRole / Qualification
Amy SelwayChild ProtectionSocial Worker; Supervisor
Ashleigh DitchamPrivate PsychologistClinical Psychologist, IMPACT Coach
Carolyn MildrumEducationSchool Principal
David KellyLBI FoundationProject Lead: Resilient IMPACT; IMPACT Coach
Hayley LangdonResidential Care Team Leader; IMPACT Coach
Ivan Raymond LBI FoundationClinical Psychologist, PhD
Jodie SawleyFoster Care AgencySenior Practitioner; IMPACT Coach
John ShepherdLBI Foundation; The Sapling ConnectGeneral Manager, Consultant
Justine HattonChild ProtectionSocial Worker
Kylie AgnewPrivate PsychologistRegistered Psychologist and Teacher
Mandy PearceFoster Care Agency Social Worker; IMPACT Coach
Paula RaymondEducation; Child Protection Social Worker; IMPACT Coach; School Wellbeing Leader
Sandra ManserResidential Care AgencyClinical Manager; IMPACT Coach
Sarah McClureEducationTeacher; IMPACT Coach
Sherri WinterFoster Care AgencyProgram Manager; IMPACT Coach
Tenille Chartres Foster Care Agency Program Manager; IMPACT Coach