Belinda joined the South Australian Country Fire Service (SACFS) in a newly created role in mid-2020, working as Child and Youth Project Officer.
Belinda’s role involves the development of a child and youth-centered approach to disaster risk reduction within SACFS including the implementation of disaster resilience education within the child and youth sector. The role has a focus on working with children and youth from preschool through to further education, to support them to be active participants in their own safety before, during and after a bushfire.
For the past 6 years Belinda has also worked for the Royal Automobile Association (RAA), writing curriculum and delivering a road safety program in partnership with Think! Road Safety for children and youth. Before this she was a classroom teacher for 7 years, teaching across Early Childhood and Primary schools.
Belinda has studied a range of degrees relating to education including a Bachelor of Education at Flinders University and a Graduate Diploma in Early Childhood at Edith Cowan University.