Featured Speakers 2019

Professor Marilyn Campbell, Faculty of Education, School of Early Childhood and Inclusive Education, Queensland University of Technology

Dr Marilyn Campbell is a professor at the Queensland University of Technology preparing psychologists and school counsellors in the Masters of Education program. Previous to this Marilyn supervised school counsellors and has worked in infants, primary and secondary schools as a teacher, teacher-librarian and school counsellor. Her main clinical and research interests are the prevention and intervention of anxiety disorders in young people and the effects of bullying, especially cyberbullying in schools. She is the author of the Worrybusters series of books for anxious children.

Ms Margaret Thorsborne, Managing Direvtor, Margaret Thorsborne and Associates

Margaret Thorsborne, is the Managing Director of Margaret Thorsborne and Associates and Thorsborne and Associates in the UK. She is committed to improving the way people relate to each other in their workplaces and other communities by providing processes that allow often deeply negative feelings to be gradually transformed into cooperation. As relationships are restored, job satisfaction, morale and productivity improve.
This commitment to healthy relationships can also be found in her work with schools to improve the way they work with young people in responding to wrongdoing, creating healthier and safer communities.

She consults to public and private sector businesses and organisations for workplace relationships and the management of high-level conflict and inappropriate behaviour.

Margaret, with a strong background in education, counselling and project management, has highly developed skills as a facilitator, trainer, and presenter. She is widely recognised as an international expert on school and workplace bullying, and has played a major role in the introduction of restorative practices into schools and workplaces in Australia and internationally. She is an experienced mediator and has expertise in the management of trauma and critical incidents. Her work is informed by a range of disciplines including biology, psychology and social, organisational and management theory.

She has presented papers and workshops and conducted training across Australia, New Zealand, Canada, UK and the USA. She is a published author in the area of restorative justice in schools and workplaces and the development of leadership integrity and organisational change.

Margaret holds a Bachelor of Science Degree, a Diploma in Education (University of Queensland), and a Graduate Diploma in Counselling (Queensland University of Technology). She is a Founding Director and current Vice Chair of Restorative Practices International, a world-wide association of restorative practitioners. She is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management, and is a member of the Silvan S. Tomkins Institute in Philadelphia, USA.

Mr Dylan Chown, Research Fellow Centre, Islamic Thought and Education (CITE), School of Education, University of South Australia

Dylan Chown is a Research Fellow in the Centre for Islamic Thought and Education (CITE), School of Education, UniSA. He is a member of UniSA’s Centre for Research in Education and Social Inclusion (CRESI). Dylan’s research, teaching and engagement focuses broadly on social justice and inclusion and specifically on educational justice via culturally and religiously responsive pedagogies and Muslim learners. Complementing his current role, Dylan draws on twenty years of experience across diverse contexts in the field of education as well as extensive engagement in communities. In his educational practice, he was recognised by ACHPER with a Secondary Teacher Award for inspired program design and delivery in an Islamic school.

Dylan was also co-founder and co-manager of BlackBase – Youth Development and Mentoring Organisation (specialising in the delivery of Indigenous Games) under a prominent board of Brisbane Elders, receiving an award at the prestigious Premier Awards for Reconciliation. Dylan regularly presents at schools, places of worship, community festivals, conferences and prominent events in relation to greater understanding of Islam and Muslims for the promotion of social cohesion and positive shared futures.

Other Confirmed Featured Speakers

  • Ms Hannah Wandel, CEO, Country to Canberra

Invited Featured Speakers

  • Mr Paul Zappa, Founder & Director, NIRODAH
  • Professor Carlo Caponecchia, Lecturer, University of New South Wales
  • Ms Georgie Harman, CEO, Beyondblue
  • Mr Taj Pabari, Founder, Fiftysix Creations
  • Mr Scott McDougall, Commissioner, Anti Discrimination Commission Queensland

The Program Committee would like to thank the 2018 Featured Speakers

  • Ms Julie Inman Grant, Commissioner, Office of the eSafety Commissioner
  • Dr Emma Campbell, Director, Federation of Ethnic Communities’ Council of Australia (FECCA)
  • Dr Michael Carr-Gregg, Child and Adolescent Psychologist, Founding Member of National Centre Against Bullying
  • Mr Peter Hampton, Commissioner, Fair Work Commission
  • Mr Peter Downs, General Manager, Play By the Rules
  • Ms Sonya Ryan, Founder & CEO, The Carly Ryan Foundation
  • Dr Michelle Tuckey, Associate Professor of Psychology, University of South Austraila & Member of the Asia Pacific Centre for Work, Health and Safety
  • Ms Lesley Podesta, CEO, Alannah & Madeline Foundation
  • Ms Elly Johnson, Truth Leader, TruthAbility