Board Membership

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.

Acting Executive 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.

Assistant Commissioner Christopher Jory APM has enjoyed a policing career spanning over 39 years in operational and corporate roles. He has held operational and leadership positions in uniformed district policing, district criminal investigative, and specialist criminal investigation duties across the state including secondments as a senior investigator to a number of Commissions of Inquiry. He has been awarded a Masters Degree in Leadership and Management (Policing); Graduate Diploma in Strategic Leadership; Graduate Certificate in Applied Management (Policing and Emergency Services); Graduate Certificate in Police Management and a Diploma of Public Safety (Policing). He is a Leadership in Counter-Terrorism alumni, completing the international program in 2022, and has completed Executive Leadership and Masterclass Programs in cross-sectoral leadership practice locally, and internationally in the Netherlands and the United Kingdom.

In August 2023 Assistant Commissioner Jory was appointed the Executive Officer of the Domestic, Family Violence and Vulnerable Persons Command. In this role he leads and coordinates the broader strategic domestic and family violence and vulnerable persons capability in support of the district led frontline prevention, disruption, response and investigation activities. He is focussed on delivering services that keep victim survivors safe and hold perpetrators to account in partnership with the broader service sector and partner agencies.

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.

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.

Brian has 25 years’ experience as an academic, professional practitioner, trainer, supervisor, and educator in the domestic violence sector. Initially, he was trained in the Duluth coordinated community approach to working with perpetrators and has been a facilitator of men’s programs for many years. His PhD research, completed in the USA, explored the effectiveness of court-mandated programs for male DFV offenders.

Brian recently launched SICURA Domestic Violence Training and Support Brisbane (, a training initiative to support professional development for practitioners who work with DFV victims/survivors and perpetrators. In February 2024, Brian was appointed the new CEO of the Red Rose Foundation ( He is also a member of the Queensland Police Service Domestic and Family Violence Community Advisory Committee. His understanding of DFV is not only as a legal issue, but a public health and human rights issues where the safety, the freedom, and the dignity of women and children are under threat, now and into the future.