Elizabeth Kuzmanovska is a mental health nurse and a behaviour specialist. She has over 30 years experience in the community health, social service sector in front line, management, policy, and teaching roles. Elizabeth has served on a number of government health advisory committees and boards of management of community-based organisations including the Illawarra Macedonian Welfare Association, NSW Health Care Complaints Commission Consumer Consultative Committee, NSW Health Promotion and Equity Steering Committee and the Health Privacy of Personal Information Steering Committee. She collaborates nationally and internationally with researchers and clinicians in developing a broader understanding of social justice and issues affecting people experiencing poverty and disadvantage.
Elizabeth has been involved in the successful accreditation of mental health hospitals, community mental health and aged care services and has developed policies in the areas of mental health and aged care. She has presented at key conferences, seminars and workshops on mental health recovery and the social determinants of health among Indigenous Australians.
Elizabeth holds a degree in Health Sciences, Nursing and a Master of Public Health from the University of New South Wales. Under her supervision, Elizabeth has guided students and junior colleagues from diverse professional and social scientific backgrounds, with former students and colleagues now holding senior positions in academe, government, and the private sector. She is registered with AHPRA and is a member of the Association for Applied Behaviour Analysis Australia and the Public Health Association of Australia. Elizabeth is a lecturer at Nan Tien Institute and teaches social policy and mental health.