Jen McLachlan

Research Assistant


Jen has worked in the not for profit sector for over 10 years in both community based and residential programs. She has worked in a range of different roles providing AOD counselling, assertive outreach and needle and syringe programs. She was most recently the team lead of a pilot Covid-19 response program set up to provide additional mental health outreach support to the community.

Jen has delivered Vocational Education and Training including an Indigenous Academic Success Tutoring Program at Swinburne University. Jen is currently an Education and Training Officer at Turning Point.


  • 2020: Education and Training Officer, Turning Point
  • 2019: Indigenous Academic Success Program Tutor, Swinburne University Hawthorn
  • 2012: AOD Clinician, Youth Support and Advocacy Service


  • 2017: Post Graduate Certificate Alcohol and other Drugs, Turning Point
  • 2006: BSc, University of Aberdeen