Molly Carlile


Molly Carlile

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.Below $5000

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Molly has extensive senior management and executive experience in both rural and metropolitan health services. She has a clinical and leadership background in palliative care nursing, counselling and education. Molly is the manager of the largest metropolitan palliative care consortium in Victoria and sits on a number of Victorian Department of Health advisory committees in addition to representing the sector in numerous policy and strategic development initiatives.

Molly regularly speaks about death and dying issues in the community, in the media and in the health and education sectors. She has presented at more than 60 national and international conferences on topics as diverse as death, grief and loss, spirituality, complementary therapies, emotional and spiritual intelligence, self care and resilience, life purpose and legacy, compassionate leadership, creative writing and storytelling.

A published author, her first book, 'Jelly Bean's Secret', published in 2005, has been used widely as a way of introducing the concept of death and grief to children and is being followed by a book for adolescents, 'Sometimes Life Sucks', being published by Allen and Unwin in mid 2010.

Molly has embraced the use of the arts as a vehicle for empowering people to talk about death and grief in order to build informed, supportive communities. To this end, she collaborated with renowned Australian playwright, Alan Hopgood on the play 'Four Funerals in One Day' which continues to tour to great public acclaim.

Molly was a recipient of a 2008 Churchill Fellowship and was recently awarded the inaugural Arts and Health Australia Award for Health Promotion. She is a Fellow of the Royal College of Nursing Australia, Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and Associate Fellow of the Australian College of Health Service Executives.

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