BA Nursing; Cert Child and Family Health; Masters of Nursing - Clinical Leadership Management. Sharlene has been a registered nurse since 1994 and has worked in various areas, beginning her career in the Liverpool Hospital paediatric unit. After gaining qualifications in child and family health in 1998, she then moved to Bankstown child and family health. Sharlene commenced at Karitane in 1999 as the Bankstown volunteer coordinator for 18 months before moving to Ryde/North Shore child and family health team, where she enhanced her skills as a child and family health nurse. She returned to Karitane in 2009 as the ‘Healthy Kids Check’ project officer and developed a statewide education program for general practitioners and practice nurses to deliver the Healthy Kids Check. Sharlene gained further experience in education as the nurse educator, and is a Circle of Security facilitator, Tuning into Kids facilitator, and Family Partnership facilitator. Sharlene is currently an adjunct lecturer at Western Sydney University for the Masters of Child and Family Health.