Fran is a compassionate and motivated individual who is dedicated to supporting and mentoring others throughout their journey. Fran comes from a background of psychological science with over 10 years of experience working with children and adults in various cultures and contexts who were experiencing mental health and disability. As Team Leader, Fran ensures the Upbeat team are equipped with the capacity to deliver trauma informed best practice and encourages them to be reflexive and aware of their own behaviours and values. 

Fran believes laughter, playfulness and strong support are essential in life and has placed a strong emphasis on these throughout her own mental health journey. 

She enjoys live music, camping, philosophical debates, travelling, and is currently completing studies in public policy and international relations