Judicial profile: Stephanie Gallagher
Located in Brisbane, the Deputy State Coroner investigates deaths in the Brisbane area, deaths in custody, or deaths as a result of police operations.
Nadia is the CEO of Women’s Legal Service Queensland (WLSQ). Nadia has qualifications in law and business and is passionate about access to justice, legal services, and women's rights and safety. Nadia has a broad range of experience across a diverse range of roles in the corporate, profit-for-purpose, and community sector. Nadia is currently a member of the Queensland Police Service Domestic and Family Violence Advisory Group.
Nadia is focused on legal and social issues affecting women and working with a diverse network of organisations and supporters who are united by a shared belief in protecting the rights of women.
Senior Director, Courts Innovation Program, Magistrates Court Services Queensland — Kristina is responsible for the effective operation of specialist courts and programs across the State, including Court Link, Specialist Domestic and Family Violence Courts, the Queensland Drug and Alcohol Court and Murri Court. She is responsible for developing strategies and driving reforms that reflect a therapeutic jurisprudence approach, address the overrepresentation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in the justice system, and improve the justice system response to Domestic and Family Violence. Kristina has a background in both law and policy, including the development of legislative reform.
Associate Professor in the School of Criminology & Criminal Justice at Griffith University — Molly is an internationally award-winning criminologist whose research focuses on violence and gender. Her current research is focused on domestic violence and technology and post-separation abuse. Molly won the 2019 Saltzman Award for Contributions to Practice from the American Society of Criminology Division on Women and Crime; the 2018 Domestic Violence Prevention Leadership Award from the Domestic Violence Prevention Centre Gold Coast; and the 2017 Robert Jerin Book of the Year Award for Abusive endings: Separation and divorce violence against women from the American Society of Criminology Division on Victimology.
is an Aboriginal woman from the Noonuccal tribe of the Quandamooka people of Minjerribah (North Stradbroke Island). Keryn is a solicitor with extensive experience in the fields of family law, child protection and domestic violence. She is currently the Legal Services Manager at the Institute for Urban Indigenous Health and has previously held roles as the coordinating lawyer at HUB Community Legal Centre, solicitor at Caxton Legal Centre and coordinator of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Women’s Legal and Advocacy Service. Keryn has also been employed as a senior lawyer (cultural projects and support) in the Office of the Child and Family Official Solicitor in the Department of Child Safety, Youth and Women and as an academic at Griffith University. Keryn is currently a member of the Queensland Law Society’s Human Rights and Civil Law Committee, the Law Council of Australia's Indigenous Legal Issues Committee and the Queensland Coroner’s Domestic and Family Violence Death Review Board.
Dr Kylie Stephen is the Acting Executive Director of the Office for Women and Violence Prevention, Department of Justice and Attorney-General in Queensland. Kylie’s early career focused on teaching and research in the fields of political science and gender politics. She has since worked in policy, program and operational roles across a range of human service portfolios, including community services, child safety, community recovery and gender equality in both the United Kingdom and Queensland. Kylie’s current responsibilities include leading key initiatives and reforms that deliver on the Government’s investment in addressing domestic, family and sexual violence under the Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Strategy 2016-2026; Prevent. Support. Believe. Queensland’s Framework to address Sexual Violence; and Queensland’s Framework for Action: Reshaping our approach to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island Domestic and Family Violence; and the promotion of gender equality under the Queensland Women’s Strategy 2016-2021. Kylie’s qualifications include a PhD – Government, from the University of Queensland (1997) and a Bachelor of Arts (First Class Honours) from the University of Queensland (1992).
Commissioner Paul Stewart APM commenced with Queensland Corrective Services (QCS) in 2018. Commissioner Stewart was previously Deputy Commissioner for QCS’s Community Corrections and Specialist Operations. During this time, he was the senior responsible officer for a number of transformational bodies of work, including the Queensland Parole System Reform and the QCS Intelligence Review. Before joining QCS, Commissioner Stewart had a 35-year career in the Queensland Police Service, holding positions including the Assistant Commissioner of People Capability Command and Community Contact Command and as the Chief Information Officer and the Director of Media and Public Affairs.
Commissioner Stewart holds a Master of Technology Management, a Bachelor of Science and is a graduate of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) National Academy in Quantico, Virginia with studies in police leadership and management, human behaviour, criminal profiling and crime analysis. Commissioner Stewart is also a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and holds extensive experience serving on a range of Boards across the criminal justice system.
Betty has been at the forefront of work to provide safe responses and interventions to domestic and family violence for the past 33 years. She is particularly focused on preventing the violent deaths of women and has been pivotal in pushing for more effective responses and laws.
Betty established the Gold Coast Domestic Violence Prevention Centre 26 years ago to support women and children affected by violence and works with perpetrators. During this time, she chaired the Queensland Domestic Violence Ministerial Advisory Council for 2 terms.
Betty is also the founder and current CEO of the Red Rose Foundation, supporting survivors of high-risk high harm violence with a specialist focus on non-lethal strangulation.
More recently, Betty established the Australian Institute for Strangulation Prevention, which trains health, police and other professionals on how to better respond to evidence of non-lethal strangulation, a significant red flag for later homicide. Betty also established Australia's first Strangulation Trauma Centre in Brisbane. The Centre is supported by the Red Rose Foundation and helps women who have survived strangulation to heal their physical and mental injuries. Betty is a Churchill Fellow and Queensland Great Award recipient.