Zeynep Yulrist

Zeynep has worked as a researcher, community development worker and social worker in a range of non-profit community organisations in the areas of settlement, women’s health, sexual & reproductive health, and child & family services.  For the past decade, she worked as a Senior Social Worker and Manager at the Royal Women’s Hospital.

Zeynep has a particular interest in human rights and social justice issues. This interest has lead her to be actively involved in many grassroots organisations as a volunteer, community advocate and Board member, including the Dallas Neighbourhood House, Alevi Federation of Australia, Alevi Community Council of Australia, Northern Health, Ethnic Communities Council of Victoria and the Victorian and Immigrant Refugee Women’s Coalition.

Zeynep was born in Turkey and migrated to Australia with her family in December 1977.  She is fluent in English and Turkish.