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2019: Special Guest – Rachel Carson talks about Child Inclusive Practice in FDRP – BOOK NOW

Hobart Feb 27 12.30pm @ Hadleys Hotel – Book Here light lunch provided

Launceston Feb 28th 12.30pm @ The Tramsheds – Book Here light lunch provided

Rachel is a Senior Research Fellow, Manager – Family Law and Family Violence (Acting)

Australian Institute of Family Studies

BA/LLB (Hons) (Melb), PhD (Melb), Admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of Victoria and the High Court of Australia

Dr Rachel Carson is a socio-legal researcher with expertise in family law and qualitative research about family law disputes. After practising as a family lawyer, Rachel worked as a researcher in family law at the Melbourne Law School (University of Melbourne) and was awarded a Melbourne Research Scholarship to undertake her PhD in this field of research at the University of Melbourne.

Since joining the Family Law and Family Violence team at the Australian Institute of Family Studies in June 2012, Rachel has worked on a range of projects, including the Independent Children’s Lawyer Study and the Evaluation of the 2012 Family Violence Amendments Project. Rachel was the lead researcher on the recently completed Children and Young People in Separated Families: Family Law System Experiences and Needs project, together with the Institute’s Direct Cross-examination in Family Law Matters Study.

Rachel has contributed to the Institute’s elder abuse scoping studies and is currently working on the Elder Abuse National Research – Strengthening the Evidence Base – Stage 1 research program commissioned by the Australian Government, Attorney-General’s Department. She has also contributed to research undertaken for the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse and to the work of the Institute’s Australian Gambling Research Centre.

Rachel is a consulting editor for the Family Law Review journal and has represented the Institute in various capacities, including as the AIFS observer on the Family Law Council, a body that provides policy advice on family law to the Commonwealth Attorney-General.