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To support the work we do across care, prevention, and advocacy we have assembled a team of experts who can provide us with knowledge and guidance relating to child and youth wellbeing and safety within these areas, in both online and offline environments.

Our experts have extensive industry knowledge and provide support to our broader teams as we champion the right of children and young people to live happy, safe and strong. We utilise their expertise across the fields of:

  • Trauma-informed care and recovery
  • Child and youth advocacy
  • Digital learning, safety and education design

Our experts are available for comment on topics relevant to their field of work. To arrange an interview please contact us or call 0499 202 001.

Dr Charlotte Keating – Bullying, Wellbeing and Education

A clinical psychologist with a PhD in neuroscience, Dr Charlotte Keating works with adolescents, young adults and executives in her Sydney-based private practice and speaks in primary and secondary schools to students, parents and staff on topics such as bullying, wellbeing and education.

A regular contributor on ABC Radio and print media, Charlotte is an adjunct research fellow at the Centre for Mental Health, Swinburne University.

She is a passionate advocate for mental health, particularly for young people. As a result of her expertise in psychology and neuroscience, Charlotte is uniquely placed to understand young people’s needs and effectively communicate about them.

Charlotte Keating

Dr Jessie Mitchell – Online safety and cyber bullying

After graduating from the Australian National University with a doctorate in history and winning the Searle prize for best PhD thesis, Jessie worked in the community sector, as policy officer and then acting EO for ACT Shelter, Canberra's peak body for affordable housing. Subsequently, she spent four years working on an ARC-funded grant through the University of Sydney, on a research project considering the interlinked histories of government and Aboriginal policy in Australia. From this work, she co-published with Prof. Ann Curthoys "Taking Liberty: Indigenous Rights and Settler Self-Government in Colonial Australia". She is now the Foundation’s Advocacy Manager.

Staff Head Shots Jessie Mitchell

D. Maša Popovac, PhD, CPsychol, FHEA – Online safety and cyber bullying

Maša earned her PhD in Psychology at the University of Buckingham. Her expertise is in the field of Cyberpsychology and Developmental Psychology, with her research focusing on online risk experiences of young people, particularly cyberaggression and cyberbullying. She has developed an online safety intervention which has been implemented in schools in the UK and South Africa and has worked with a number of organisations, charities and schools on projects related to online safety efforts. She is currently working as Senior Advisor – Digital Literacy and Online Safety at the Alannah & Madeline Foundation.

Staff Head Shots Masa Popovac