Magistrate Halliday was with the Queensland Magistracy for 11 years with his appointment as a magistrate on 16 June 1997. He served as magistrate at Brisbane, Dalby, Oakey, Chinchilla, St George, Taroom and Petrie. He was full-time Coroner at Brisbane for almost two and a half years.
At his valedictory ceremony, attended by over 140 people, the Court and legal profession reflected on Magistrate Halliday’s 40 years’ service in the law – a career that took him from articled clerk in Melbourne to barrister in Queensland where he was a barrister in private practice, a Crown Prosecutor, a part-time lecturer in law at QUT and a member of a number of administrative tribunals.
During his legal career Michael developed a keen professional interest in medico-legal issues, he became involved with the ethical education and training of the nursing and legal professions and he took interest in mental health issues especially in so far as they affected youth.
Michael, who throughout his legal career has seen the prevalence and ravages of mental health in our society has joined the Board of Clear Thinking Qld in order to offer some contribution towards the welfare and rehabilitation of young persons who are unfortunately afflicted with mental illness, an ever-increasing ailment in our present society.
Michael has been married to Anne for 46 years and they have 4 adult children and 3 grandchildren.
MBBS, FRANZCP, MD
Dr Catts is an Honorary Professor based in the University of Queensland’s School of Medicine. His research interests include early psychosis program evaluation, clinical trials of novel interventions, and the impact of war service on Australian Vietnam Veterans and their families. Dr Catts is a Trustee for the Psychosis Australia Trust. His current clinical work is at headspace Taringa providing psychiatric assessments of young people with complex needs. He is deputy chair of the Clearthinking Queensland Research Advisory Council.
Nina started her own consulting business in 1998 and has worked with professional firms, major energy, infrastructure companies and other associations. Her clientele also included not-for-profit organisations.
Art teacher Seton College
Extensive experience in adolescent education in secondary schools. For the past twenty years has taught and pastorally cared for students with ASD, a range of mental health issues, physical disabilities and learning impediments. Experience in leadership, board membership, marketing, event management and graphic design.
Georgia has 20-years experience in Marketing and Communications in both public and private sectors, the last 12 years specifically in the business of medicine and health.
Georgia started her own marketing consultancy in 2010 working with property, pharmaceutical, university and Federal Government clients.
In 2012 she developed a whole foods meal delivery service business ‘side-hustle’ which eventually became her full time project, scaling it and successfully selling it in 2016.
It was through this business that her passion for nutritional and lifestyle medicine led to a bachelor’s degree in health science with a clinical component in nutrition and naturopathic medicine and a special interest in diet and lifestyle for mental health support.
Currently, she is a clinical Naturopath and Nutritionist in private practice and completing a graduate diploma in psychology at Monash University.