Dr Karen Broadley has more than 20 years’ experience working in child and family services. This has included a number of roles within the Victorian statutory child protection program including specialist infant protective worker, high risk adolescent consultant, and leadership roles. She has worked for a number of universities, researching, curriculum developing and lecturing in human services policy and practice – including child protection, youth justice, disability services, family violence, and indigenous and culturally diverse welfare services. Karen’s PhD focused on professional ethics, where she argued that Aristotle’s Virtue Ethics provides a useful framework for child protection practitioners to draw from as they seek to practice effectively, ethically, and exercise good professional judgement. Karen has authored and co-authored numerous academic papers.
BA, MSocSc, PhD.