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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Dorothy Armstrong

Dorothy Armstrong

Adviser & Peer Support Worker

Dorothy 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 Law and Advocacy Centre for Women.

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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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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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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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Renee Handsaker

Renee Handsaker

Principal Restorative Justice Convener

Renee is a highly skilled facilitator specialising in restorative conferencing, conflict transformation and debriefing following traumatic incidents.

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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

Restorative Justice Manager/Convener

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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Megan Hughes

Megan Hughes

Senior Adviser, Research and Advocacy

Megan Hughes is a lawyer, writer and policy adviser with experience working in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors.

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Nareeda Lewers

Nareeda Lewers

Restorative Justice Manager/Convener

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

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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 Law and Advocacy Centre for Women.

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Verena Tan

Verena Tan

Senior Adviser, Research and Advocacy

Verena is an experienced lawyer who is responsible for the CIJ’s disability justice work including the Supporting Justice Project.

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Heidi Philips

Heidi Philips

Administration and Communications Officer

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

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