Ms Barbara Wellesley AM
Board Member, PIRI

Barbara Wellesley was the co-founder and National Director (1997-2007) of Good Beginnings, Australia. She was made a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in the Australia Day Honours in 2006, for her services to child health and nursing, (particularly the services to Good Beginnings). She is currently the Convenor of the Early Years Chapter of the Australian Research Alliance of children and Young People (ARACY), , Director of Decided Advantage (social research consultancy), ongoing member of the College of Physicians Committee included in developing a College policy for Children of Incarcerated Parents.

Previous positions have included:

  • Senior Policy Analyst Maternal and Child Health Unit, NSW Health Department (1966)
  • Coordinator Child and Family Health Nurses Association (NSW) Inc (CAFHNA)
  • Chairperson of the beyondblue National Steering Committee of the National Action Plan (NAP) for Perinatal Depression (2007)
  • Vice Chairperson of the National NIFTeY Board