It was during first year medicine in 1981, that Sue realised that she was "more interested in something more intrinsic to a person than their bodies”!
She transferred to the Bachelor of Science in Psychology degree at UNSW, completing this with Honours 2:1 in 1985. Sue then travelled and worked in the United Kingdom for 5 years with adolescents and University students. Returning to Sydney in 1992, she completed the Masters in Clinical Psychology at Macquarie University, with a Post graduate scholarship, while working as a tutor at Robert Menzies College and as a staff-worker for Trinity Chapel Macquarie.
Sue worked in the rehabilitation sector, in private rehabilitation practices and at Mt Wilga Private Hospital, for 10 years before venturing out into a private practice of her own. She spent 20 years working as a contractor for the Anglican Professional Standards Unit, dealing with sexual misconduct in this denomination.
She has now been running her own private practice in Hornsby for over 20 years, and enjoys offering seminars and talks to community and church groups.
She is married and has 3 adult children. She has been Director of the Brunswick Heads Beach Mission team (Scripture Union) since 2019, and has been teaching Scripture at Cheltenham Girls High School since 2016.
She was State Coordinator of the Christianity and Psychology Interest Group for the Australian Psychological Society from 1998-2002.