Category Archives: Churchill Fellowship

An innovative trial of peer mentor support for ex-prisoners to break the cycle of recidivism.

Great news! My Churchill Fellowship  research has now come to life in Australia! As we know, in overseas jurisdictions, ex-prisoners who have reformed contribute to reducing re-offending by mentoring newly released prisoners and advising on improvements to service systems that enable … Continue reading

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Changing Systems from the Inside Out: a most successful Reintegration Puzzle Conference, Sydney, 21st – 23rd June 2017

Building on the user voice reform I was inspired beyond expectation on my Churchill Fellowship trip in 2015, the Reintegration Puzzle Conference convened by Deakin University, now in its 13th year and with the theme #changingsystemsfromtheinsideout has celebrated its best, most … Continue reading

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ANZSOC 2016 Conference ‘Horizon Criminology’ Hobart, Tasmania

The 29th Annual Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology (ANZSOC) conference was held in Hobart, Tasmania from 29 November to 2 December 2016. The theme of the 2016 Conference was ‘HORIZON CRIMINOLOGY’; ‘Looking over the horizon there are challenges … Continue reading

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The Churchill Trust’s Annual Report 2015-16 Edition.

The Winston Churchill Memorial Trust’s Annual Report 2015-16 Edition. It is an honour to be one of the Victorian 50th Anniversary Churchill Fellow’s profiled in the report. Churchill Trust 2015-16 Annual Report

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‘Victorian prisoners ‘maxing out’ jail sentences’, investigates ABC’s national reporter Josie Taylor.

In case, you missed it. Great story by ABC’s national reporter Josie Taylor, titled, ‘Victorian prisoners ‘maxing out’ jail sentences’, again brilliantly incorporating the views of former prisoners, the experts by experience, the vital valuable lived experience perspective required for … Continue reading

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‘Reformed offenders ‘missing link’ to slashing prisoner numbers, research suggests’ says ABC’s Josie Taylor

In case you missed it. Great story by ABC’s national reporter Josie Taylor, titled, ‘Reformed offenders ‘missing link’ to slashing prisoner numbers, research suggests”, brilliantly incorporating the views of former prisoners, the experts by experience, the vital valuable lived experience perspective … Continue reading

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Churchill Trust Medallion Dinner

It was an honour to receive my Churchill Fellowship medallion at a dinner hosted by the Victorian Churchill Fellows’ Association (VIC CFA) on Friday 22nd July in Melbourne, and share the momentous occasion with my daughter Annie Irving and close … Continue reading

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