Other Services

Advisory and Consultation

Well-Being and Mental Health


Resource Development


Kristal has led a wide range of advisory projects. Kristal was involved in a project researching the stories of lesbian women experiencing interpersonal violence via the Impact Collective. These stories informed Domestic Violence policy for Domestic Violence leave in 2019. 

Kristal was nominated for the Westpac Influential Woman of the Year in the diversity category. She has provided LGBTI Position Statement consultation to NZ Nursing Organisation, been a guest speaker for midwifery and has been interviewed in media features (NZ Herald), Kai Tiaki Nursing Journal (2020) and 95BFM radio.

In 2021 Kristal worked with Te Pou and a range of external stakeholders to create Rainbow Mental Health First Aid Guidelines for Aotearoa. She also contracted to Te Ao Māramatanga (College of Mental Health Nurses) completing gap analysis for future nursing framework 2030. She has worked as a Well-being Consultant for Television and Film. 

Kristal was selected to speak at Parliament for Marriage Equality in 2012 and more recently made a submission for the Conversion Practices Prohibition Legislation Act 2022.

Kristal has consulted on a range of contracts such as Engagement Essentials, Engaging with Communities, and Let’s Get Real for Educators (Te Pou). She is a qualified supervisor and provides guidance for workplace development.  

Kristal is a member of the newly established Rainbow Advisory Board for the NZAC in 2023. One of the organisations Kristal contracts to has received a Rainbow Excellence Award in 2022.

Education, Development and
Teaching Design

Creation of teaching packages

Content review

Specialist Knowledge

Curriculum and standards development

Workshop development

Some of Kristal’s past projects include – Interpersonal Violence education package development (Shine), NZQA approved programme material development, marking and assessment for a range of Universities and Tertiary providers, specialist knowledge in trauma for education content, specialist knowledge review in the LGBTTIAQ+ arena for Mental Health First Aid Guidelines for Aotearoa and My Birth Story birth trauma website. Kristal was a reviewer for the academic text “Mental health: A person-centred approach” (Procter et al, 2014) and regularly reviews educative material as part of her day-to-day contracting.

Research and Publication

Research projects including data collection & analysis

Report writing

Publication and Review

Kristal has published several articles in mainstream media (KiwiParent, Express). She has also been published in peer-reviewed national and international journals (Kai Tiaki Nursing Journal, TMLN, Journal of Women’s Studies, Childbirth Education e-publication, Journal of Equality and Diversity in Health and Care, Childbirth Education National publication).  Her work is cited internationally in academic arena’s. Kristal recently completed the Te Ao Māramatanga (College of Mental Health Nurses) gap analysis for future nursing framework 2030 and authored ‘Finding a way through C-PTSD’ article.

Facilitation and Teaching

Classroom teaching

Clinical Teaching

Clinical Assessment


Early in her career, Kristal received the Frontier Medical Award for Excellence in Clinical Practice and Academia (2005). She later received a scholarship for her Masters through the Te Pou Clinical Leadership Programme.

Kristal has 16 years experience in lecturing, teaching and workshop development across a wide range of providers. Kristal has taught across a range of disciplines including mental health, addiction, nursing, health, NGO’s and midwifery.

Currently Kristal contracts as a facilitator for a range of educative providers. She is currently working in Master’s programme and undergraduate programme in clinical teaching and assessment at University. 

She also travels throughout Aotearoa to facilitate education for mental health and addictions providers.

Well done on taking the first step

Building a better community through a range of services

Well done on taking the first step

Building a better community through a range of services

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