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Program and Speakers

Speaker Information

Associate Professor Jodie Ward

Program Lead – National DNA Program for Unidentified and Missing Persons, Australian Federal Police
Associate Professor Jodie Ward is the Program Lead of the National DNA Program for Unidentified... More

Detective Senior Sergeant Tara Kentwell

Queensland Police Service (QPS)

Dr Claire Ferguson

Senior Lecturer, Queensland University of Technology
Dr. Claire Ferguson is a Senior Lecturer and researcher in the School of Justice, Faculty of Law... More

Dr Ian Freckelton

Barrister, Queen's Counsel (QC)

Dr John Drayton

Doctor of Philosophy, University of Queensland

Dr Julie Debeljake

Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, Monash University

Dr Julie McEniery

Associate Professor, School of Medicine, University of Queensland, Senior Staff Specialist, Paediatric Intensive Care Unit, Queensland Children’s Hospital
My clinical role has been a Paediatric Intensive Care Specialist for more than 30 years. ... More

Dr Kathryn Turner

Executive Director, Metro North Mental Health
Dr Kathryn Turner is a Psychiatrist and Executive Director of Metro North Mental Health, a large... More

Dr Michael Buckland

Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, University of Sydney
Michael Buckland is a senior staff specialist and Head of the Department of Neuropathology at... More

Dr Stephen Rashford

Medical Director, Queensland Ambulance Service

Dr Trevor Watkins

Radiologist, Princess Alexandra Hospital

Magistrate David O'Connell

Supreme Court Queensland

Magistrate Nerida Wilson

Supreme Court Queensland

Magistrate Terry Ryan

President of the Asia-Pacific Coroners Society, Queensland State Coroner

Mr Craig Pratt

Specialist Criminal Lawyer, Georgina Josephine Foundation

Mr Simon Bouda

Crime/Terror Editor, Channel 9

Ms Avelina Tarrago

Barrister-at-law, North Quarter Lane Chambers
Avelina is a Wangkamadla woman from Central-West Queensland and is the President of the... More

Ms Jodi Gordon

Manager Coronial Investigation Liaison Unit, Office of Industrial Relations

Ms Kate Kyriacou

Journalist, The Courier Mail

Ms Kirstine Sketcher-Baker

Executive Director of the Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Service, Clinical Excellence Queensland | Queensland Health

Ms Klaire Coles

Director, Coronial and Custodial Justice Practice, Caxton Legal Centre
Klaire is the principal lawyer and Director of the Coronial and Custodial Justice Practice at... More

Ms Kylie Evans

Barrister, Victorian Bar and, Honorary Senior Fellow, Melbourne Law School
Kylie is a barrister at the Victorian Bar and Senior Fellow at the Melbourne Law School where... More

Ms Laura Grenfell

Associate Professor in Law, Adelaide Law School

Ms Paula Doneman

Crime & Investigative Journalist, ABC News

Ms Samantha Wood

Professor Jeanine Young

Professor of Nursing, University of the Sunshine Coast & Queensland Child Death Review Board
Professor Jeanine Young is a registered nurse, midwife, and neonatal nurse. Jeanine’s has... More

Professor Lindy Willmott

Professor of Law, Australian Centre for Health Law Research, Faculty of Business and Law, Queensland University of Technology
Lindy Willmott is a Professor of Law and member of the Australian Centre for Health Law Research... More

Professor Roger Byard

Professor of Pathology, University of Adelaide

Professor Sidney Dekker

Professor & Director of the Safety Science Innovation Lab, Griffith University
Sidney Dekker (PhD Ohio State University, USA, 1996) is Professor and Director of the Safety... More

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