Professor Fiona Arney
Co-Director of the Australian Centre for Child Protection
University of South Australia 

Professor Fiona Arney is Co-Director of the Australian Centre for Child Protection at the University of South Australia. She has worked in a range of research centres including with hospital, community and university settings in South Australia, Victoria and the Northern Territory. She is a leading expert in child protection, parenting, child and adolescent mental health. Fiona is dedicated to discovering alternative, evidence based approaches to the prevention of and response to child abuse and neglect. She has evaluated and supported more than 50 programs in child welfare and has a particular interest in working in remote, regional and urban settings with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Fiona has won numerous awards for community engagement, contributions to child health and for women in leadership. Fiona has provided support to numerous child protection inquiries, led significant committees and has guided system reform efforts in a number of jurisdictions.

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