Dr Hodson is the National Manager, Veterans and Veterans Families Counselling Service. She has worked for 25 years in military mental health and for 21 years was an Army Psychologist. Dr Hodson completed her doctoral studies investigating the longitudinal psychological effects of deployment to Rwanda. For her work in support of ADF operations she was awarded the Conspicuous Service Cross. While with Defence, she was also co-principal investigator on the 2011 ADF Mental Health Prevalence and Wellbeing Prevalence Study. She is passionate about evidence based mental health practice and service systems to promote wellbeing and facilitate recovery.