Carla Cowles

Senior Consultant

Carla Cowles

BSc (Syd), GradDipSciComm (ANU), Cert IV in TAE

Carla has extensive experience in training and group facilitation with a breadth of knowledge and understanding about the health system. She has experience working with community and not-for-profit sectors with an interest in mental health services.

One unique area of expertise is her specialist knowledge addressing tobacco smoking within socially disadvantaged populations. Her work with the Cancer Council to create organisational change in the way they address tobacco drew on her skills in training, research and consulting and allowed her to develop an in-depth understanding in the context of community health.

Carla uses her skills and knowledge to create pathways that encourage behavioural changes that generate positive health outcomes. She is always looking at the bigger picture and how she can help an organisation create and implement positive change.

Her passion is undertaking projects that contribute to broad positive health and social outcomes. She likes to keep things well organised and planned out, but she is adaptable and versatile at dealing with unprecedented changes. She is committed to doing what it takes to deliver a great result for her clients and is always looking for new challenges and opportunities to learn.

Outside of work, Carla loves to express herself through music and dance. She is a member of a local choir and she also loves being outdoors. She enjoys competing in triathlons and is particularly fond of swimming at the beach – even in the middle of winter! When she needs to unwind it’s with endless cups of tea and chatting with friends, and she looks forward to a relaxed Friday night hanging out with her family.