Cherie Lamb

Cherie Lamb

Speaker

Cherie Lamb has worked in the not-for profit sector for more than 25 years, running early intervention and prevention programs that facilitated access for families from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, migrant and refugee backgrounds into schools, early childhood services, family support and employment. Cherie recently led the EMBRACE - Culture in Kindy Program for the Queensland Council of Social Service (QCOSS), a program that aimed to increase access to kindergarten for families from diverse cultural backgrounds. She founded and managed the Pathways to Prevention Project, an early intervention, crime prevention program in the south-west of Brisbane, a joint venture between Mission Australia and Griffith University. Prior to that, Cherie coordinated the Families in Cultural Transition Program and the Specialist Migrant Placement Officer Program for The Service for the Treatment and Rehabilitation of Torture and Trauma Survivors in NSW (STARTTS). Cherie is currently a PhD candidate with the School of Education at the University of New England researching participation in early childhood programs for families from refugee backgrounds.