• People

    Our Centre has many collaborators – research fellows, postgraduate students, practitioners, academics and industry partners, spanning many countries, backgrounds and areas of expertise.

    Below we list some key collaborators who are driving innovation in research and training activity supported through the centre.

    We are establishing a major international footprint, working with a wide range of organisations, particularly police and child protection bodies.

Prof Carolina Navarro

Researcher

Carolina has more than 18 years’ experience working with abused children in psychotherapy, prevention and investigation. She oversees the implementation of child interviewer training reform in the Chilean justice system.

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Ms Samantha Semmens

Writer and Editor

Samantha has a Masters degree in English Literature. She provides ongoing writing and editorial support.

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A/Prof Jacinthe Dion

Researcher

Jacinthe is a clinical psychologist with expertise in child and adolescent investigative interviewing and safety within university communities.

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Dr Chelsea Leach

Researcher and Forensic Psychologist Registrar

Chelsea is trained in both Law and Psychology. Her research expertise relates to data management and case tracking of child sexual assault cases.

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Mr Liam Firmager

Director and Editor

Liam films, directs and edits video content for the Centre.

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Ms Veronica Johnston

Researcher

Veronica is developing a research profile in the application of best-practice interviewing within the school setting.

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Ms Hamida Zekiroski

Researcher

Hamida assists with the implementation of our new courses in the interviewing of adult witnesses and suspects.

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Ms Kate van Doore

Researcher

Kate’s research interests examine the intersections between human trafficking, international law and practice. She is particularly concerned with vulnerable children’s rights.

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