Astrid was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Flourish in July 2020. From 2018-20 she was Peer Leader and Policy Officer at the Mental Health Council of Tasmania (MHCT). She has previously worked as a ministerial advisor, gallery director and curator, writer and academic.
Astrid has personal lived experience of mental illness and recovery, with a specialisation in complex trauma.
Astrid has a PhD in Art History, a Cert IV in Ceramics, and is currently completing a Cert IV in Mental Health Peer Work. She is also a poet and visual artist, with a focus on memoir, myth and memory.