Dr Kylie Stephen
Dr Kylie Stephen is the Assistant Director-General of Women’s Safety and Violence Prevention, Department of Justice and Attorney-General in Queensland.
Kylie’s early career focused on teaching and research in the fields of political science and gender politics. Kylie has since worked in policy, program and operational roles across a range of human service portfolios, including community services, child safety, community recovery and gender equality in both the United Kingdom and Queensland.
Kylie’s current responsibilities include leading reforms across the domestic and family violence service system following the Queensland Government’s acceptance of the Not Now, Not Ever report by the Special Taskforce on Domestic and Family Violence in Queensland chaired by Dame Quentin Bryce.
Kylie’s qualifications include a PhD – Government, from the University of Queensland (1997) and a Bachelor of Arts (First Class Honours) from the University of Queensland (1992).
Kylie is passionate about promoting equality, diversity and inclusion in all aspects of her work and life. Kylie is interested in the application of positive psychology and leading with courage in a strategic context.
Appointed Director, Queensland February 2021.