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Executive Research Advisory Panel

Bravehearts’ Executive Research Advisory Panel works towards advancing knowledge and research into matters relating to child sexual assault and exploitation, and its impacts on survivors and non-offending family members. We are proud of the diversity of the Executive Research Advisory Panel, both in the range of disciplines of its members as well as in the differing views represented.

The Bravehearts Executive Research Advisory Panel is committed to sharing their knowledge and working together to effectively respond to and ultimately prevent child sexual assault and exploitation in our society.

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Our Panel

  • Assistant Professor Alissa Ackerman (College of Humanities and Social Sciences, California State University, Fullerton)
  • Dr Jenine Beekhuyzen (Founder and CEO of Tech Girls Movement)
  • Peter Bickford (Barrister)
  • Francesca Brown (Child and Youth Forensic Outreach Services, Children’s Health Queensland)
  • Professor Leonie Callaway (Centre for Clinical Research, Faculty of Medicine, University of Queensland)
  • Dr Larissa Christensen (School of Law and Criminology, University of the Sunshine Coast)
  • Associate Professor Annie Cossins (Faculty of Law, University of New South Wales)
  • Barbara Cox (Sequel Communications) 
  • Maree Crabbe (co-founder and Director of It’s Time We Talked)
  • Sergeant Cameron Craig (Child Abuse and Sexual Crime Group, Queensland Police Service)
  • Dr Melissa Curley (Political Science and International Studies, University of Queensland)
  • Professor Kathleen Daly (School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Griffith University)
  • Dr Jodi Death (School of Justice, Queensland University of Technology)
  • Lula Dembele (Accountability Matters Project)
  • Nina Funnell (freelance journalist)
  • Kylie Trengove (Office of the e-Safety Commissioner)
  • Dr Terry Goldsworthy (Faculty of Society and Design, Bond University)
  • Dr Margaret Hardy (Centre for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta USA)
  • Dr Danielle Harris (Griffith Youth Forensic Service, Griffith University)
  • Professor Daryl Higgins (Institute of Child Protection Studies, Australian Catholic University)
  • Craig Hughes-Cashmore (CEO, Survivors & Mates Support Network (SAMSN))
  • Dr Mark Kavenagh (Head of Research and Policy, ECPAT International)
  • Professor Mark Kebbell (School of Applied Psychology, Griffith University)
  • Dr Jeremy Kerr (Creative Industries Faculty, Queensland University of Technology)
  • Dr Rachel King (Team Leader, Lotus Support Services, Micah Projects)
  • Greg Layton (Founder and Executive Coach, Chief Maker)
  • Dr Ben Mathews (Faculty of Law, Queensland University of Technology)
  • Professor Paul Mazerolle (Pro Vice Chancellor for Arts, Education and Law, Griffith University)
  • Associate Professor Kieran McCartan (Health and Social Sciences, University of the West of England)
  • Dr Elspeth McInnes (School of Education, University of South Australia)
  • Dr Gemma McKibbin, Research Fellow, Department of Social Work, University of Melbourne
  • Dr Nadine McKillop (University of the Sunshine Coast)
  • Ashley Phelan (Child Abuse and Sexual Crime Group, Queensland Police Service)
  • Associate Professor Aileen Pidgeon (Faculty of Society and Design, Bond University)
  • Kathy Prentice (Victim Support Services, Qld Health)
  • Associate Professor Jeremy Prichard (Faculty of Law, University of Tasmania)
  • Dr Kelly Richards (School of Justice, Queensland University of Technology)
  • Professor Boni Robertson (Office of Indigenous Community Engagement, Policy and Partnerships, Griffith University)
  • Detective Inspector Jon Rouse (Australian Centre to Counter Child Exploitation)
  • Tess Rowley (Corporate Speaker, Trainer & Writer)
  • Dr Julia Rudolph (School of Applied Psychology, Griffith University)
  • Sonya Ryan (Founder, Carly Ryan Foundation)
  • Dr Michael Salter (School of Social Sciences, University of New South Wales)
  • Damian Scattini (Partner at Quinn Emanuel Trial Lawyers)
  • Associate Professor Cassandra Seery (Faculty of Business and Law, Deakin University)
  • Lucy Thomas (Co-Founder/Co-CEO, Project Rockit)
  • Rosie Thomas (Co-Founder/Co-CEO, Project Rockit)
  • Matt Tyler, Executive Director, Men’s Project, Jesuit Social Services
  • Sheryle Vilencia (Psychologist)
  • Liz Walker (Managing Director, Youth Wellbeing Project)
  • Dr Kerryann Walsh (Faculty of Education, Queensland University of Technology)
  • Karyn Walsh AM (CEO, Micah Projects)