Meet the Team

By working together, we can create a supportive and thriving community where every student can reach their full potential.

At Santa Maria College, we believe in nurturing not only the academic growth of our students but also their emotional and psychological well-being. 

Together, Kim, Diann, and Sarah form an extraordinary team of psychologists dedicated to fostering a safe, supportive, and nurturing environment for the students of Santa Maria College. Their diverse expertise and unwavering commitment to the wellbeing of our students are integral in helping them flourish academically, emotionally, and personally. We invite you to get to know them better as they continue to make a positive impact on the lives of our students every day.

Kimberlee Burrows

Kim (B Psych (Hons), LLB (Hons), PhD)is a registered psychologist (provisional) with a background in child protection and lecturing in the university sector. She studied at Murdoch University and completed a PhD in child interviewing at Deakin University in Melbourne. Her work has been published in several international journals and books and she has presented at various international conferences. Kim started at Santa Maria in February 2021. She provides individual counselling, works closely with parents, external providers and Deans, creates and delivers social/emotional learning materials and collaborates on whole school mental-health initiatives.

For her work at Santa Maria, Kim was recently recognised as a finalist in the Early Career School Psychologist of the Year awards, 2023. When she’s not working, Kim is probably playing at the river with her three small children and her dopey golden retriever, Gracie.

Diann Kerr

Diann (B Psych, Dip Ed, Reg AHPRA, Reg WACOT) is a registered psychologist and teacher with a special interest in working with children 0 to 18 years. She has worked in a wide range of public and private settings for over 25 years including extended periods at schools in the Great Southern and Kimberley regions of Western Australia. She has worked in a number of all girl school environments. A mother of four, whose children range from 11 to18 years old, Diann shares her time between her family and her role as a psychologist.

She has had a long interest in women’s health and development. Early identification and intervention in thinking strategies and behaviours of young women and girls are key to her success in her role at Santa Maria College. Approaches that focus on existing strengths, values and compassion are embraced by Diann. She enjoys keeping things light and fun where possible.

Sarah Hmood

Sarah (BSc Psych) and BSc Hons) is a Provisionally registered psychologist currently completing her training through the Psychology Board of Australia’s 4+2 Internship Program. She completed her Bachelor of Science (Psychology double major) and Bachelor of Honours in Psychology at the University of Western Australia.

Sarah has experience working with children, adolescents and adults. She has particular interest in working with presentations of anxiety, trauma and eating disorders. Sarah is committed to helping students develop healthy strategies to maximise their mental health and wellbeing in school and beyond.

Away from work, Sarah enjoys spending quality time with her partner, travelling and baking new foods.

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