Professor Victoria Hovane is an Aboriginal woman from Broome in the Kimberley region of WA. She belongs to the Ngarluma people of the Pilbara and the Kitja and Gooniyandi peoples of the Kimberley. She is a registered psychologist and an experienced consultant and practitioner having worked in several areas of social welfare, legal, victim and offender services, research projects and advisory roles over the past 37 years. Grounded in Aboriginal Psychology and place-based responses, Victoria specialises in the areas of family safety and wellbeing in Aboriginal communities, Aboriginal violent offending and behaviour change programmes, and ethical research and evaluation in Aboriginal communities.
Vickie is highly sought after as an Advisor at both state and commonwealth levels. She is an Independent Director on the Board of Australia’s National Research Organisation on Women’s Safety (ANROWS), and a member of the National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Mental Health & Suicide Prevention Advisory Group, the National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Mental Health Leadership Forum, and the Advisory Panel to the WA Parliamentary Commissioner for Administrative Investigations (Ombudsman’s) FDV and Child Fatality Review Committees. Recent roles have been as a member of the COAG Advisory Panel on Preventing Violence against Women and their Children, Member of the WA Mental Health Advisory Council and Co-Chairperson of the Australian Indigenous Psychologists Association.
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