Sharon Patterson

Sharon Patterson

Senior Education and Training Officer, Workforce Development, Turning Point


Since 1995 Sharon has been employed by Turning Point as a Senior Education and Training Officer. Her work at turning Point has included development and delivery of training and education programs for General Practitioners, nurses, primary care health workers and the Alcohol and Drug workforce. She has been unit coordinator and teacher of Turning Point Post Graduate Studies Program and is currently a Unit Coordinator and teacher in the Monash University Masters of Addiction.


BA Soc.Sc, Grad Dip Health Ed, Cert IV in Training and Assessment

Sharon’s role in Alcohol and other Drug education and training spans over 25 years and is supported by clinical experience in the AOD sector and a background in AOD and mental health nursing. Sharon has had clinical experience in a range AOD settings including inpatient withdrawal, pharmacotherapy clinic, group therapy, outpatient services, assessment, drink driver education program and women’s drug and alcohol services.

Contact details

You can contact Sharon at [email protected]