DIRECTOR, EVIDENCE TO ACTION
Michele Robinson has extensive experience in building knowledge partnerships and developing strategies for the translation, application and exchange of research evidence to reduce domestic, family and sexual violence. Michele has provided strategic advice to Australian and international governments and peak bodies on legal, policy and practice initiatives to prevent and respond to domestic, family and sexual violence.
Michele’s work has included initiating and leading legislative and policy reviews of Queensland’s domestic violence legislation resulting in important reforms to include non-spousal violence and enhanced protection for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women. Michele’s achievements in legislative change have been supported by her expertise in knowledge translation, including managing the impact of changes to state and federal legislation on domestic violence and bridging the gap between agencies implementing legislation and domestic and family violence service providers. These practical skills have been enhanced by more than a decade of governance experience guiding organisations, including Women’s Legal Service (Qld), through legislative reform processes and an ever-changing funding landscape.
For the last five years in her role as the inaugural Director of Evidence to Action at ANROWS, Michele has led a multidisciplinary team who have had considerable impact on policy and legislative reform in the areas of coercive control, improving police responses to domestic and family violence, and at the intersections between child protection and domestic and family violence services.
Michele has a Masters of Social Science and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Queensland.