Academics on domestic violence prevention council

Two Griffith University academics have been appointed to the  newly-established Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Council.

The council has been set up by the Queensland Government to monitor implementation of recommendations from the Not Now, Not Ever: Putting an End to Domestic and Family Violence in Queensland report and the Queensland Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Strategy.

Dr Shannon Spriggs Murdoch, Director of the Mentors in Violence Prevention Program and Dr Kathleen Baird, Senior Lecturer in Midwifery and Director of Education Midwifery and Nursing were appointed to the 15-person council chaired by the Honourable Quentin Bryce AD CVO with representation from key sectors in the community.

Dr Shannon Spriggs
Dr Shannon Spriggs Murdoch

“I am looking forward to working with the council to ensure the necessary changes happen in Queensland to make women and children safer,” Dr Spriggs Murdoch said.

Dr Baird said she was honoured and privileged to be asked to join the domestic and family violence council.

“I am looking forward to working with such a diverse and talented  group of  professionals  to ensure the recommendations of the Queensland TaskForce are implemented.”

kathleen baird
Dr Kathleen Baird