Annette Stevenson

Annette Stevenson is Manager of the UNE Student Support Counselling Service which comprises a team of 4 registered psychologists. Annette has been with the Service off and on since 1992 and full time since 2004. She came to that role having previously coordinated the Armidale Sexual Assault Service for 3 years in the early 90s. Annette was also a supervisor within the former Armidale Child Sexual Assault Service for over 10 years. She piloted the Sex and Ethics Program at UNE in 2007 and 2008 – a program developed by Moira Carmody who, with Karen Willis,  are founders of the Full Stop Foundation which aims to prevent sexual assault and domestic violence. The Sex and Ethics program taught skills in how to negotiate safe and ethical relationships. Annette also coordinated the former UNE SHAPES program – a Sexual Harassment and Assault Peer Education and Support program supported by the UNE Residential System for over 10 years, but which unfortunately ceased end of 2011. She was also Secretary on the Armidale Women’s Shelter Management Committee for 6 years until end of 2015. Annette’s qualifications are BBSc (Hons) La Trobe, M. Psych (Couns) Monash, and the thesis for her Masters (conferred in 1992) looked specifically at post-traumatic stress disorder in children.