Anneke grew up in The Netherlands and completed a Bachelor of Nursing (General and Mental Health) in 1989. She initially worked as a general and mental health nurse but continued full-time as a mental health nurse in 1990.
Prior to immigrating to Australia in 1993 she worked as a clinical mental health nurse in a forensic facility supervising rehabilitative care as well as caring for clients with complex psychiatric problems.
Once in Australia, she continued her career within the Queensland Health sector as a registered nurse. In 1999, Anneke became a midwife and has been working in Cairns Hospital as a registered midwife since then.
As well as being a midwife, Anneke studied psychology and graduated as a provisional psychologist in 2014 and continued postgraduate study. She worked as an intern psychologist in the Health Centre James Cook University (Townsville), Cairns Hospital and Cairns Sexual Health Services. She graduated Master of Psychology (Clinical) in 2017.
Anneke has a special interest in:
- Women’s health (all aspects around pregnancy)
- Sexual health
- Health psychology
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