Dr Sarah Tillott is a resilience researcher and practitioner who has created a series of innovative resilience resources that have demonstrated behaviour change as measured by her PhD (The Dusty and Friends series). With ten years of University teaching, Sarah has built the University of Wollongong’s (UOW) Academic Resilience Framework and has been a recipient of several outstanding teaching and learning awards. Sarah has previously worked in collaboration with the Cronulla Sharks, and the St George Illawarra Dragons facilitating a culture of resilience in the local community using the Dusty and Friends Resilience Series. Sarah has presented her research on National and International platforms. In addition, Sarah has presented for national sporting organisations such as Tennis Australia and corporates including NAB bank. With a background and qualifications in health, education and traditional medicines, Sarah has a keen interest in improving mental and physical health in vulnerable communities in accordance to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals https://sdgs.un.org/goals. Sarah’s current research focus is working with children and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander persons in accordance to health and wellbeing initiatives.