Catherine Schofield is the Executive Director of Nursing and Director of Services for Statewide Mental Health Services in Tasmania, providing high-level strategic advice regarding contemporary mental health policy and clinical practice. Previously, as the clinical advisor to the Tasmanian Minister for Health, Ms Schofield successfully carried out significant stakeholder consultations in relation to the implementation of strategic policy for health reform, as well as assisting in the development of Rethink Mental Health 2020, the state plan for mental health in Tasmania 2020–2025 and the Tasmanian Suicide Prevention Strategy.
Ms Schofield is also the Tasmanian practitioner member on the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia, developing and setting policy, professional standards, codes and guidelines for the nursing and midwifery professions. She was a GNLI 2019 Scholar, co-facilitated the WPRO Region of GNLI 2020, and is absolutely thrilled to be a facilitator for the GNLI 2023 programme. Ms Schofield lives with her husband Ron, has three children and three grandchildren. When she has spare time, she likes to make ceramic sculptures, sing in a choir, and walk in the Australian bush.