9-12 June 2020

MELBOURNE CONVENTION
AND EXHIBITION CENTRE

PRESENTERS

Dr Victoria Hovane
Psychologist and consultant

Dr Victoria Hovane (PhD) is an Aboriginal woman from Broome in the Kimberley region of WA. She belongs to the Ngarluma people of Roebourne and the Jaru and Gooniyandi peoples of the East and Central Kimberley regions. She is also a registered psychologist and an experienced consultant and practitioner having worked in various roles over the past 37 years. She specialises in the area of forensic psychology and in particular, understanding intergenerational trauma and its multiple impacts in Aboriginal communities.

Vickie has recently completed the national Family and Community Safety for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples (FaCtS) Study at The ANU where she was the Study Director.

She also spent six years as an Independent Director on the Board of Australia’s National Research Organisation on Women’s Safety (ANROWS) and was Deputy Chair for the last year. She is currently the Chair of the Board with the Aboriginal Family Law Service, a Member of the Board of the National Drug Research Institute, a member of the National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Mental Health & Suicide Prevention Advisory Group, and member of the Advisory Panel to the WA Ombudsman’s FDV and Child Fatality Review Committees.

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