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

  • Resilience in the workplace: How it helps with recovery from psychological injury

    Workplaces can be unpredictable, challenging and stressful environments. They can truly test an individual’s mental health. But there are ways to strengthen and enhance how people ride out these waves of difficulty. The answer is resilience-building interventions, which over the last several years have become integral to every stage of an organisation’s well-being journey.

    June 29, 2022
  • How empowering staff can help improve and sustain their mental health and recovery

    The idea of resilience has taken on greater significance in recent times. Over the last two years, organisations have had to adapt rapidly to a host of challenges and continue to grapple with how they can remain profitable and resilient through current and future risks.

    June 20, 2022
  • Psychological Rehabilitation Case Study: Bill  

    Our most recent case study comes from Resilia rehabilitation consultant, John Harpham, who has demonstrated his utmost hard work and dedication to support his client with a proactive return to work strategy, that has led him to successfully supporting his client back to work. 

    May 5, 2022
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