Dr Kerrie Noonan is a Clinical Psychologist and social researcher, innovator and founder. Over the past 25 years, Kerrie has been working to create a more death literate society and has a long-standing interest in community capacity building approaches to death, dying and bereavement, palliative care and how people can build their grief and death literacy.
She is currently the Director of Research in Western NSW Local Health District. She holds a PhD in from the School of Social Sciences and Psychology, Western Sydney University. Kerrie has a graduate Certificate in Business Administration from Griffith University and is fellow of the Sydney School for Social Entrepreneurs.
Kerrie is the co-creator of multiple initiatives including The GroundSwell Project with Dr Peta Murray, Dying to Know Day and the Bereavement Companion Program. Kerrie is a member of the Caring at End of Life Research team at Western Sydney University and an investigator on the Death Literacy Index project. She has held numerous board and advisory positions locally and internationally in public health palliative care and organisations whose mission is related to death and grief literacy, including Public Health Palliative Care International.