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Shona Whitton

Technical Advisor
IFRC Reference Centre for Psychosocial Support

Shona Whitton is a Technical Advisor in Mental Health and Psychosocial Support at the IFRC Psychosocial Centre with a focus on MHPSS in emergencies. Shona supports the IMS Project in this function and is, among other things, responsible for conducting target group-oriented trainings.

Prior to joining the IFRC, Shona worked in emergency operations with Australian Red Cross for over 10 years. Most recently as National Lead for Recovery and Psychosocial Support responsible for the coordination and development of Australian Red Cross’ field disaster recovery operations and emergency MHPSS programs. Shona is a Churchill Fellow and holds a Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology) (Honours), a Masters in Community Development (Emergency Management), a Graduate Diploma of Psychology, a Graduate Certificate in Gender Mainstreaming Policy & Analysis, and an International Diploma in Humanitarian Assistance.

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