Alyce Cannon – Project Manager

Alyce has a background in academia, university teaching, and research project coordination. She has a Bachelor of Arts (Honours Class 1) and Master of Philosophy where she specialised in Modern Disability Studies and History. She is currently completing her PhD in Ancient Greek Language and History. Alyce has worked on a number of projects in the university and the non-profit sector and has completed certificates in Project and Database Management.

Alyce has lived experience of mental illness and caring, and she attributes the success of her recovery journey to the care she has been given by her mother and her partner. She is passionate about the mental health sector and promoting inclusive and empowering spaces for people to connect with each other and work together towards systemic change. While completing her Master’s degree, Alyce was employed as the Operations Coordinator at Collective Purpose, where she ran the daily office happenings, coordinated meeting room hire, and collaborated on projects in LGBTIQA+ awareness. Although she left Collective Purpose to pursue her PhD full-time, she missed working in the mental health sector and the friends she made along the way.

At MHCN, Alyce manages the co-design and co-development of the Mental Health Carer Network Register project, which will be the go-to hub for carers looking to participate in advocacy activities in NSW. She will bring her research and project coordination expertise to support the co-design and co-production of the Network Register and to support MHCN’s future engagement with carers.

When she isn’t managing spreadsheets or reading ancient languages, Alyce likes to draw, go for long walks to catch glimpses of dogs, and cook Italian food.