Kerri Lewis is a Research Coordinator with the Veteran Mental Health Initiative at the Gallipoli Medical Research Foundation. Kerri is a provisional psychologist, currently completing a Master of Clinical Psychology at Queensland University of Technology, and she completed a Bachelor of Psychological Science with first class honours at Swinburne University in 2018.
From 2017 to 2019 Kerri worked within the child and family services sector at Berry Street in Victoria, providing training, compliance, and administration support for a wide range of programs and initiatives focused on helping children, young people, and families recover from the effects of abuse, neglect, and violence.
In volunteer roles, Kerri has supported the work of the Zonta House Refuge Association in Perth, assisting with a research project evaluating the effectiveness and reach of the Zonta House family violence services.
Kerri also spent several years working with an international volunteer organisation running community programs and providing humanitarian aid services in Australia and internationally. Kerri is passionate about understanding the psychological, social, and emotional impact of trauma on individuals and communities, and the development and implementation of holistic, trauma-informed approaches to promote resilience and post-traumatic growth.