Who’s Keynoting at the 2019 No More Harm National Conference?

Highlighting bullying, harassment and discriminating behaviour, the 2019 No More Harm National Conference is designed to facilitate discussion surrounding the cause, effect, challenges and opportunities surrounding harmful behaviour.

Discover the keynote speakers headlining this year’s conference (25-26 March) and read up on how they’re helping to create safer, happier spaces to learn, work and socialise.

  • 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 Director, Margaret Thorsborne and Associateskeynoting at no more harm national conference

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.

  • 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.

  • Ms Hannah Wandel, Founder and CEO, Country to Canberra

Hannah Wandel is a social entrepreneur, equality advocate, and is the Founder/CEO of national non-profit Country to Canberra, which empowers rural girls to reach their leadership potential. In 2018, Hannah travelled 32,000km to reach over 3,500 girls in 80 bush communities to drive change. Hannah’s efforts have seen her named the 2019 ACT Young Australian of the Year, one of Australia’s ‘100 Women of Influence’ by the Australian Financial Review/Westpac, and represent Australia at the 2018 United Nations Commission for the Status of Women. Hannah has been a speaker at TEDxYouth and a Director on various boards. She also works as an adviser for the Commonwealth Government.

  • Ms Deborah Keenan, Director of Complaint Management, Anti Discrimination Commission Queensland

After her early career representing disadvantaged clients in the private and community legal sector, Deborah commenced work as a conciliator at the Anti-Discrimination Commission Queensland in 2006.  She has subsequently held the roles of Registrar of the former Anti-Discrimination Tribunal Queensland, Dispute Resolution Manager of QCAT, and since 2015 she has been Director, Complaint Services at the Anti-Discrimination Commission where she oversees the state-wide program for the fair, efficient and timely resolution of complaints of discrimination, sexual harassment, vilification and victimisation.

  • Dr Gary Persley, Consultant Psychiatrist, Currumbin Clinic; Healthecare

Dr Gary Persley is a Consultant Psychiatrist and Director of the Mood and Anxiety Program at Currumbin Clinic. In his clinical practice he has pursued an interest in psychological medicine and promoting wellbeing. In addition to training in general medicine and psychiatry he has extensive training in individual and group psychotherapy. He facilitates the Psychodynamic Group Program. Currently, Dr Persley is collaborating with Dr Jacqueline Kinley from Halifax Nova Scotia to introduce a group program designed for resilience training.


Hear from these experts amongst a 2 day educational program highlighting the challenges and opportunities facing bullying and discrimination in schools, workplaces and the wider community.

ONE MONTH REMAINS! Secure your place today: https://nomoreharm.com.au/registration/

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