Dr Jill is a registered counsellor and teacher who has been in the education sector for over a decade and has taught in both school and tertiary settings. She raises awareness of the importance of mental health care and offers both in-person and online counselling and consultancy in her private practice. Dr Jill is an advocate for normalising the conversation around mental health.

Dr Jill has a number of specialties including working with parents of neurodiverse children, neurodiverse adults, DV and family court trauma recovery, women’s well-being, men’s self-esteem, pre- and post-partum challenges, and separation/divorce.

Work with Dr Jill to guide you through life’s challenges in a safe space, without judgement because mind health matters.

e: runningminds@outlook.com.au


Doctor of Philosophy (ECU, 2020), Master of Education (USC, 2013), Bachelor of Teaching/ Bachelor of General Studies (Majoring in English) (UNE, 2010), Diploma of Counselling (AIPC, 2015), Diploma of Justice (TAFE, Qld, 2002), Justice of the Peace (Qualified, 2008), Cert iii Micro Business Operations (ITR, 2021)

Published papers/speaking/awards (in order from most recent)

Shapiro, S. (9th February 2022) Nutrition Warehouse, Top 3 Self-love tips, https://fittalk.nutritionwarehouse.com.au/top-3-self-love-tips

Harrison, J. (15th December 2021) Yahoo Lifestyle, Sex and skincare: Surprising ways Aussie women are de-stressing, https://au.lifestyle.yahoo.com/sex-skincare-surprising-ways-aussie-women-destressing-mental-health-035120184.html?guccounter=1

Stansfield, J , (1-3 December 2021) Stop Domestic Violence Conference, Gold Coast, Presenter, The Family Law Court – A Playground for Perpetrators of Domestic Violence

Stansfield, J. (2021, Spring). Reframing autism and understanding the female autism phenotype. Counselling Australia Journal, pp.18-25

Madigan, N. (2021), Serious about ending domestic violence? It’s time we talked about ‘paper abuse’, Women’s Agenda. Retrieved, 25th September 2021.

Golden Key International Honour Society, ECU Chapter, invitation honour to the 15% top-performing graduate students in all fields of study, based solely on academic achievements.

Stansfield, J (April 2021), Child and Adolescent Mental Health Conference, Gold Coast, Presenter, The female autism phenotype

Stansfield, J (2020) Alannah, Bree and CASSIE: The ABCs of girls on the autism spectrum in the early years classroom. [Doctoral Dissertation, Edith Cowan University]. TROVE. https://ro.ecu.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=3378&context=theses

AARE Conference (QUT) November 2020 – presenter, Roundtable Paper: Girls on the autism spectrum in the early years classroom: CASSIE: A communication tool

BPW Smiles Home Loans Student Bursary Award, 2018

ATEA Conferences: Darwin 2015 and Brisbane 2017 (Topic: Qualitative Methodology)

USC Vice Chancellor and President’s Award, for Excellence “Stories of Practice”, 2015

Stansfield, J. (2014). Teachers’ perspectives of ICT in the primary classroom. University Research Conference: Communicate, Collaborate, Celebrate, University of the Sunshine Coast

Professional Memberships/Registrations Australian Counselling Association (ACA), Queensland College of Teachers (QCT), The Golden Key International Society (GK)

Dr Jill, counsellor and consultant

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