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International Childhood Trauma Conference
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Emeritus Prof. Judy Atkinson

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Professor Judy Atkinson’s heritage derives from the Jiman people of the Upper Dawson in Central West Queensland, and the Bundjalung of Northern NSW. She has focused most of her community and academic life working in the field of violence, trauma and healing. At the professional level in this field she has followed the oral tradition through her presentations as an invited keynote speaker at numerous conferences, many of which have been published. Judy is currently on the committee for the NSW Child Death Review Team and the NSW Department of Community Services Research Committee. She is head of Gnibi - College of Indigenous Australian Peoples at Southern Cross University. In 2002 she was awarded her PhD from the Queensland University of Technology and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Canberra in Professional Writing and Media studies.