Kristin TinkerPsychological Injury Management Specialist

Professional Experience

Kristin’s experience to date has primarily been within the workplace occupational rehabilitation industry, working both as a Rehabilitation Consultant / Psychologist and as a Manager.

In her career to date, Kristin has worked as a Registered Psychologist providing rehabilitation services to workers with physical and psychological injuries. Kristin is experienced providing workplace rehabilitation services within a variety of frameworks including NSW WorkCover, Comcare, CTP, TAC and Life Insurance. Kristin also has extensive experience conducting medico-legal assessments and reports for the Life Insurance and Worker’s Compensation markets.

After working as a consultant within the workplace rehabilitation market, Kristin worked as a Branch Manager of a national Approved Workplace Rehabilitation Provider, before relocating and securing a role as Hunter Region Psychological Services Manager for the same provider. Kristin then provided consultation services to a number of Approved Workplace Rehabilitation Providers, including staff training, quality control, and business development services.

Furthermore, Kristin has worked as a Consultant Psychologist with the Centre for Corporate Health performing Psychological Assessments. She also has experience performing counselling services to injured workers and long-term unemployed Centrelink recipients to assist them to overcome the multiple barriers that impact their ability to secure and maintain meaningful employment.

Prior to working in the occupational rehabilitation field, Kristin was employed with Mission Australia as a Case Manager in the JPET (Job Placement, Education and Training) Program and PSP (Personal Support Program), as well as serving as a volunteer telephone counsellor with Lifeline Australia.

Qualifications

Kristin completed undergraduate studies including Bachelor of Science (Psychology) and Bachelor of Commerce (Marketing), and graduated with Merit. Following this, Kristin completed a Post Graduate Diploma in Psychology, and a Post Graduate Certificate in Professional Psychological Practice whilst concurrently completing Intern Psychologist requirements. All of Kristin’s qualifications were obtained through the University of Wollongong. Kristin has been registered as a Psychologist since 2007. She is also qualified in the administration, analysis and interpretation of various psychometric tools.

publications

  • A letter to our clients

    Dear Resilia Clients – past and present, Anxious, stressed and chronically isolated – the ramifications of lockdown and restrictions in relation to COVID-19 are set to challenge our wellbeing. That’s why R U OK? Day is an important reminder that everyday should be R U OK? Day. For our clients who are already vulnerable due

    September 10, 2020
  • How do I do a “functional assessment” on a psychological injury claim?

    “Ms Brown* can lift up to 5 kg with her right arm, squat occasionally, and not sit for more than 25% of the work day…”

    July 3, 2020
  • COVID-19: How can workers in recovery maintain momentum

    Recovery from a mental health setback can be hard at the best of times, so how can we support people in maintaining momentum in their recovery with a pandemic going on? JOHN HARPHAM, provides invaluable advice for keeping recovery on track.

    April 7, 2020
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