The 4th Addressing Filicide International Bi-Annual Conference was hosted for the first time in Melbourne this week from Thurs 14 Nov to Fri 15 Nov 2019 at Deakin Downtown. The conference was organised by co-directors of the Monash Deakin Filicide Research Hub: Professor Thea Brown (Monash University), Dr Danielle Tyson (Deakin University) and Dr Paula Fernandez Arias (Monash University). Over 60 national and international researchers, academics, students and stakeholder experts attended the conference. Our keynote speakers included:
Dr Adam Tomison: Director General of the Western Australian Department of Justice.
Liana Buchanan: Principal Commissioner for Children and Young People Victoria.
Professor Cathy Humphreys: Social Work, University of Melbourne, Co-chair (with Prof Kelsey Hegarty) of the Melbourne research Alliance to End Violence Against Women and Their Children (MAEVe) and one of the lead investigators on the Safer Families Centre for Research Excellence.
Professor Jane Fisher: Director of Global and Women’s Health and Head of the Division of Social Sciences in Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University.
Professor Claudia Klier: adult and child psychiatrist and psychotherapist and Head of the Paediatric Psychosomatic Clinic at the Children’s Hospital, Vienna, Austria.
Megan Mitchell: Australian Human Rights Commissioner.
Dr Russell Wate: retired police officer, formerly Detective Chief Superintendent for the Cambridge Constabulary, UK, and the UK policing lead investigator for child deaths.
For more information about the conference and Monash Deakin Filicide Research Hub, click here.
Click here to watch Channel 10’s news clip ‘Why Parents Kill’.
Click here to read article in SBS News by Stephanie Corsetti ‘Almost every fortnight an Australian child is killed by a parent. So, why don’t we talk about it’ (15 Nov 2019).
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