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Prof Kate Fitz-Gibbon
Chair

Professor Kate Fitz-Gibbon is Professor (Practice) with the Faculty of Business and Economics at Monash University and an Honorary Professional Fellow with the Melbourne Law School at University of Melbourne. Kate holds affiliated research appointments with the School of Law and Social Justice at University of Liverpool (UK) and the Research Center on Violence at West Virginia University (US). Kate is a leading scholar in the field of family violence, femicide, criminal justice and law reform. Kate has advised on homicide law reform and family violence reviews in several Australian and international jurisdictions.

Kate has served as an invited member of several Victorian Government committees emerging from the Royal Commission into Family Violence. In 2016, she was appointed to the Special Minister’s Expert Advisory Committee on Perpetrator Interventions. In 2024 she was selected as a World Economic Forum’s Young Global Leader. She previously served as Chair of the Barwon Centre against Sexual Assault, and was Director of the Monash Gender and Family Violence Prevention Centre.