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Who we are

PERCAN has a committed, award-winning team of staff comprising researchers and clinical experts from a wide range of professional backgrounds in the fields of child protection, psychology, social work and social policy, paediatrics and child health, and communications.

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    Professor Leah Bromfield

    Co-Director

    Australian Centre for Child protection

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    Ms Amanda Paton

    Project Manager: Pursuit of Excellence in Responding to Child Abuse and Neglect (PERCAN)

    Australian Centre for Child Protection

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    Professor Fiona Arney

    Co-Director

    Australian Centre for Child Protection

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    Associate Professor Melissa O’Donnell

    Associate Research Professor

    Australian Centre for Child Protection

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    Dr Vickie Hovane

    Research Professor

    Australian Centre for Child Protection

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    Mr Tony Hansen

    Co-Director: Out of Home Care

    Parkerville Children and Youth Care Inc.

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    Dr James Herbert

    Senior Research Fellow

    Australian Centre for Child Protection

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    Dr Sharni Chan

    Research Fellow

    Australian Centre for Child Protection

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    Ms Emily Russell

    Clinical Lead

    Parkerville Children and Youth Care Inc.

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    Ms Phoebe Edgeworth

    Clinical Lead

    Parkerville Children and Youth Care Inc.

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    Ms Lisa McDonald

    Centre Manager

    Australian Centre for Child Protection

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    Ms Stephanie Kerr

    Clinical Administrative Assistant

    Parkerville Children and Youth Care Inc.

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    Katherine McLachlan

    Teaching Academic

    Australian Centre for Child Protection