In her 20s, she worked in the After Hours Child Protection Unit in Melbourne. To remain sane during this period, she flitted off overseas to climb cliff faces while sleeping on beaches or in abandoned shepherds’ huts.
In her 30s, after coming out of a long reign of being a Carer, Josie worked as a research assistant for universities on projects to improve psychiatric discharge planning and women’s wellness after cancer.
Now in her early 40s, Josie remains active as a breast cancer advocate lending her experience and voice to original research, and advocating on behalf of Breast Cancer Trials. She works at The University of Queensland in Communications.