Dr Tessa Opie is the founder and director of inyourskin® and is an advocate for healthy and consenting relationships. She has extensive experience in education delivery, working as an educator across the government, not-for-profit, and private sectors, and a guest lecturer at various universities. Tessa has worked as an expert consultant for several Education Departments including, the South Australian Department for Education, the Western Australian Department of Education and the Northern Territory Department of Education.
In 2018, Tessa co-published a national position paper, as lead author, detailing comprehensive, evidence based sexuality and relationships education in Australian schools. She has also recently published a paper which considers the role of sex positive education in the prevention of sexual assault among high school students.
In 2019, Tessa worked as a consultant for a 4-part SBS series, The Hunting.
In 2021, Tessa was involved in the National Health and Physical Education Curriculum Leaders Forum, presenting her work on best practice consent education.
Last year, Tessa collaborated with Dr Monique Mulholland (Flinders University) and Dr Fida Sanjakdar (Monash University) on a project which explored how Relationships and Sexuality Education can better cater for a multicultural classroom.
Jana Gomes (she/her) is a Senior Sexuality Educator with a background in psychology, sexology and sexual health. Jana has worked with a broad range of audiences including primary and secondary school students, university and residential college students, teachers and parents, and professional athletes. Jana is our main Sexuality Educator for players in the Australian Football League.
Jana’s approach is sex positive, evidence based, and harm reduction focused. It requires participants to actively consider their relationship values, attitudes, and expectations, in a social climate that feeds us often misleading messages about sex and relationships.
Jana is the State Secretary for the Society of Australian Sexologists Ltd (SA/NT Branch).