People

Centre Staff

Rob Hulls

Rob Hulls

Director

Rob first attended RMIT as a law student, where he graduated in 1982. 30 years later, in October 2012, Rob returned to the University to set up the Centre for Innovative Justice as a place to develop, drive, and expand the capacity of the justice system to meet and adapt to the needs of its diverse users.

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Elena Campbell

Elena Campbell

Associate Director of Research, Advocacy & Policy

Elena is a lawyer, speechwriter and former political staffer who has worked in legal and social policy for nearly 20 years. Elena’s expertise includes therapeutic justice, equal opportunity and human rights, as well as the prevention and elimination of violence against women.

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Stan Winford

Stan Winford

Associate Director of Research, Innovation & Reform

Stan is a legal and justice system expert with experience in innovation and reform, including user centred design and applications for restorative and therapeutic justice in criminal and civil law.

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Jasmine Ali

Jasmine Ali

Research and Advocacy Officer

Jasmine is primarily involved in the CIJ’s Victims Services Review.

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Dorothy Armstrong

Dorothy Armstrong

Adviser & Peer Support Worker

Dorothy (Doddy) Armstrong is working on the CIJ’s Supporting Justice Project as an adviser and peer support worker.

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Bernice Beaucaine

Bernice Beaucaine

Social Worker

Bernice is a social worker who works across the Centre for Innovative Justice and partner agency the Mental Health Legal Centre.

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Tallace Bissett

Tallace Bissett

Senior Adviser, Research and Advocacy

Tallace is primarily involved with the CIJ’s stream of work concerned with family violence and perpetrator interventions.

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Raylene Carnie

Raylene Carnie

Financial Counsellor

Raylene is setting up a financial counselling service in partnership with the Mental Health Legal Centre and Law and Advocacy Centre for Women supporting women in the justice system.

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Catherine Caruana

Catherine Caruana

Senior Adviser, Research and Advocacy

Catherine’s work at the CIJ is supporting the centre's review of victims support services.

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Sarah Davidson

Sarah Davidson

Financial Counsellor

Sarah Davidson has been a practising Financial Counsellor since 2011, and is the lead lecturer for the RMIT Diploma of Financial Counselling Program.

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Leah Deery

Leah Deery

Project Officer

Leah is the CIJ’s Project Officer on the Children’s Court of Victoria Service Delivery Reform Project.

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Riley Ellard

Riley Ellard

Senior Adviser, Research and Advocacy

Riley has worked in social policy across a range of sectors including disability, child protection, mental health and family violence.

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Michael Haralambous

Michael Haralambous

Senior Adviser, Research and Advocacy

Michael is a criminal solicitor who has worked with Victoria Legal Aid and the Victorian Aboriginal Legal Service.

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Mina Hilson

Mina Hilson

Centre Manager

 Mina is an accomplished administrator and coordinator with experience in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors.

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Anna Howard

Anna Howard

Senior Adviser, Research and Advocacy

Anna is an experienced lawyer who has practised as a social justice lawyer in community legal centres and native title representation bodies for more than a decade.

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Nareeda Lewers

Nareeda Lewers

Senior Adviser, Research and Advocacy

Nareeda is an experienced lawyer who has represented highly vulnerable and marginalised people.

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Karen Martin

Karen Martin

Administrative Officer

Karen has worked in areas of political administration and office management, community projects and cultural development in local and state governments, NGOs and tertiary institutions.

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Katherine Ogilvie

Katherine Ogilvie

Social Worker & Integrated Practice Manager

Katherine (Kat) Ogilvie is a social worker who works across the Centre for Innovative Justice and partner agency the Mental Health Legal Centre.

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Kate Ottrey

Kate Ottrey

Student Program Manager

Kate’s background is as a criminal solicitor prosecuting serious crime for the Victorian Office of Public Prosecutions. Kate has particular experience in prosecuting sexual offences in Melbourne and regional Victoria and working with child witnesses.

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Heidi Philips

Heidi Philips

Administrative Officer

Heidi is currently in her second year of the Juris Doctor at RMIT after finishing a Bachelor of Legal and Dispute Studies in 2017.

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Jessica Richter

Jessica Richter

Senior Adviser, Research and Advocacy

Jessica is an experienced criminal lawyer who has worked largely with people with cognitive impairments.

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Claire Slattery

Claire Slattery

Advocacy & Engagement Senior Coordinator

Claire Slattery is a communications specialist with experience in journalism, the arts and the university sector.

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