What’s being said


“The Community Board wishes to thank you for travelling to Roxby Downs to facilitate our Strategic Planning workshop.  The Community Board has benefited enormously from this opportunity.  The participants left full of renewed enthusiasm.  Thank you for steering the Board through this process.”
Roxby Downs Community Board

“You were exactly right for the job, and got your head around this complex project marvellously!”
Acting Manager, SA Community Foodies, Southern Primary Health

“I’ve known Becky for 2+ years through her work in community engagement in South Australia. I’ve been impressed with her knowledge and enthusiasm from day 1. Looking forward to seeing Becky’s next 10 years. Watch out world.”
Deputy Chair, Consumer and Community Advisory Committee, SA Health

“Becky is always dynamic, enthusiastic and inspiring. Becky skills were fundamental to enabling true participation by consumers in healthcare.”
Chair, Consumer and Community Advisory Committee, SA Health

“The organisation and conduct of the meeting was excellent. We achieved what we set out to do, with very interesting discussions.  The proof of the quality of the forum was it ran to time which considering the subject was an excellent result”
Participant at National Seniors consultation forum

“You were fantastic. The test of a truly good facilitator is not noticing they are there. Loved the last minute changes and ensuring we got everything done”
Feedback following facilitation of a Youth stakeholder forum for Adelaide City Council

“It has been fantastic working with you – you obviously have a thorough knowledge of working with community groups over a period of time, were able to put any explanations into easy to understand language, concise in how you recorded the conversations and clear about the outcomes”
Director of Nursing, Midwifery & Patient Care Services, Lyell McEwin Hospital

“I was absolutely delighted to hear that the Living & Learning Centre has received an award from the Campaign for Learning.  This reflects well on you and the work you are doing to promote learning and public involvement at GL1 – well done!”
Dame Janet Trotter DBE, University of Gloucestershire

“You were wonderfully flexible when we were discussing all of the last minute changes – thank you for such a cool head!”
Central Northern Adelaide Health Service

“Thank you for a fabulous session! We had some great discussions afterwards about why people don’t get involved and some strategies for building trust and overcoming apathy…a most hopeful discussion!”
Course Co-ordinator, Working with Community, UniSA

“Thanks for giving your presentation to our Communicate with the Community class yesterday here at Urrbrae TAFE.  I received some very good feedback from the students.  They all enjoyed it thoroughly.”
Lecturer, TAFESA

“A flexible and accommodating facilitator”
Participant at Country Health SA evaluation day

“Thank you for your support.  [The report] is an excellent piece of work and has been well received.  ‘Bloody brilliant’ was one of the phrases I heard mentioned in relation to it.”
National Health Call Centre Network Ltd (Healthdirect)

Press cuttings & interviews

Use of Facebook and Twitter interview text (from Media Monitors), FiveAA Adelaide, December 2010
Becky Hirst wins South Australian Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2010 award
A Day in the Life of a Community Worker, Gloucester Citizen, 1999
Action Bid Will Improve Area, Gloucester Citizen, October 1999
All Aboard for a Healthy Lifestyle, Gloucester Citizen, February 2000
BME Health Forum project update, KCSC news 2007
Column in Gloucester Citizen (4), 1999
Column in Gloucester Citizen (3), 1999
Column in Gloucester Citizen (2), 1999
Column in Gloucester Citizen, 1999
Commit to Quit in the community, KCSC news 2007
Community Plan Forum, City of Charles Sturt, 2007
Community Renewal- Forums update, KCSC news, 2006
Community Stop Smoking at Irish Mens Hostel, December 2006
Cooking Up Healthier Mealtimes, Gloucester Citizen, October 2001
Family Centre Get Cooking Project, 2001
Food & Health Projects Officer, Gloucestershire Health Promotion, 2001
Fruit Not Appealing, Gloucester Citizen, 2001
Gloucestershire Food in Schools Group article, October 2001
Grants boost for families, Gloucester Citizen, 2000
Health Showcase Promo, November 2006
Health Showcase write up, KCSC news, 2006
Healthy Eating at the Housing Office, Gloucester Citizen, 2001