Mia manages policy for Facebook in Australia and New Zealand and works with government, child safety and other stakeholders to promote greater awareness about Facebook’s policies and products.
Prior to joining Facebook, Mia was the Assistant Secretary for Digital Economy and Convergence Strategy at the Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy during which time she served on the Government 2.0 Taskforce, which advised the Government on how best to engage on social media and adopt a more open data policy. Mia joined the Department after working in Silicon Valley as the Product Counsel for YouTube and, prior to this, the General Counsel for the non-profit Creative Commons. She has a Bachelor of Arts and Law from the University of New South Wales and a Masters of Law from Stanford University.
Dr Gilmartin is a behavioural sciences and management consultant specialising in the law enforcement and public safety areas. He formerly spent 20 years in law enforcement in Tucson, Arizona. He is retained by several Federal law enforcement agency critical incident response teams. He is a charter member of the IACP: Psychological Services Section and former vice-president of the Society of Police and Criminal Psychology. He holds a doctoral degree in clinical psychology from the University of Arizona.
Julie has extensive experience in the non-profit and government sectors, and spent two decades working in senior public policy and safety roles in the tech industry at Microsoft, Twitter, and most recently Adobe.
Julie’s career began in Washington DC, working in the US Congress and the non-profit sector before taking on a role at Microsoft. Julie’s experience at Microsoft spanned 17 years, serving as one of the company’s first and longest-standing government relations professionals, ultimately in the role of Global Safety Director for safety policy and outreach.
At Twitter, Julie headed up Public Policy for Australia and South East Asia, managing a range of public policy issues, including online safety and countering violent extremism. Julie also built Twitter’s ‘Rules and Tools’ for safety, and conceptualised and piloted #PositionofStrength, which now serves as Twitter’s global female safety and empowerment program.
Most recently, Julie served as Director of Government Relations Asia Pacific at Adobe, where she worked with governments across the region on issues such as innovation and digital transformation, creativity and STEM skills development and cybersecurity.
Dr. Christopher S. Koper is Professor of Criminology, Law and Society at George Mason University and Principal Fellow in the Center for Evidence-Based Crime Policy. Dr. Koper holds a Ph.D. in criminology and criminal justice (University of Maryland) and has over 20 years of experiencing conducting criminological research at George Mason, the Police Executive Research Forum, the University of Pennsylvania, the Urban Institute, the RAND Corporation, the Police Foundation, and other organizations. Dr. Koper specializes in issues related to firearms, policing, and program evaluation. His work includes studies of the 1994 federal assault weapons ban and other policies and practices to reduce gun violence, studies of hot spots policing (including what is often referred to as the “Koper curve” principal of hot spots patrol), the Evidence-Based Policing Matrix, and studies of police technology. He is an Executive Counselor for the Division of Policing of the American Society of Criminology. His new book (with Cynthia Lum) is Evidence-Based Policing: Translating Research into Practice (Oxford University Press).
Laura Liswood is a lawyer and has been a senior line executive running operations in the banking, airline and cable TV industries. She was CEO and President of the American Society for Training and Development and was named Managing Director, Global Leadership and Diversity for Goldman Sachs becoming a Senior Advisor to the global investment bank. Ms. Liswood is also the Secretary General of the Council of Women World Leaders, which is composed of women presidents, prime ministers, and heads of government. As director of the Women’s Leadership Project, Liswood identified global leadership contributions by women heads of state, and interviewed both Margaret Thatcher and Benazir Bhutto. She received the Westinghouse Award of Excellence for her contribution to leadership and to women and minorities in the work place. In 2000, the Secretary of Defense appointed her to a three-year term of the Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Services (DACOWITS). After the events of September 11, 2001, Ms. Liswood graduated from the MPD police academy and became a reserve police officer in Washington DC and retired after 13 years in law enforcement with the rank of sergeant. She provided crisis management and continuity of leadership expertise to Goldman Sachs after 9/11 and as a police officer was assigned to Special Operations Division and Homeland Security.
Dr. Cynthia Lum is Director of the CEBCP and Professor of Criminology, Law and Society at George Mason University. She researches primarily in the area of policing, security, and evidence-based crime policy. Her works in this area have included evaluations of policing interventions and police technology, understanding the translation and receptivity of research in policing, and assessing security efforts of federal agencies. With Dr. Christopher Koper, she has developed the Evidence-Based Policing Matrix (with Cody Telep) and the Matrix Demonstration Projects, translation tools designed to help police practitioners incorporate research into their strategic and tactical portfolio. Dr. Lum has been appointed to the Committee on Proactive Policing for the National Academy of Sciences, is a member of the Standing Committee on Traffic Law Enforcement, Transportation Research Board (National Academies of Sciences), the Research Advisory Committee of the IACP, the International Advisory Committee of the Scottish Institute for Police Research, and the Board of Trustees for the Pretrial Justice Institute. She is the founding editor of Translational Criminology Magazine and the Springer Series on Translational Criminology. Dr. Lum is a Fulbright Specialist in policing and criminology and in 2016 implemented the first International Summer School for Policing Scholarship at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland with colleagues from SIPR. Her new book (with Christopher Koper) is Evidence-Based Policing: Translating Research into Practice (Oxford University Press).
Dr Dina McMillan is an internationally recognised social psychologist and domestic violence specialist. In 2006 Dr McMillan developed a ground-breaking domestic violence program called Unmasking the Abuser. For the first time, the specific manipulations used by abusers to create and maintain toxic relationships were exposed. Lack of knowledge of these key tactics, the underlying psychology of abusers or the full impact of this exploitation on victims severely limits professionals’ ability to effectively respond or assist.
Dr McMillan offers a range of education programs to disseminate the key knowledge from Unmasking the Abuser. All offer prevention strategies, maximise the probability of early intervention policies and support effective response to abusive relationships. Dr Dina McMillan regularly works with law enforcement and the military in Australia, the United States and the United Kingdom. In addition, she is a Commissioner for the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation (VCGLR).
Alex Murray is an Assistant Chief Constable of the West Midland Police and the founder of the Society of Evidence Based Policing. In 2014 he received the Superintendents award for Excellence in Policing and has been recognised by George Mason University’s Centre for Evidence Based Policing. He is a visiting scholar at Cambridge University, has been associate director of the Cambridge Indian Police Service Training Programme and was part of the UK National Disaster Victim Identification Team. As a uniformed officer and supervisor, Assistant Chief Constable Murray developed violent crime initiatives and community advocacy groups in local neighbourhoods. In 2008 he graduated from Cambridge University, with a Master’s degree in Criminology and his thesis developed the understanding of police legitimacy within Muslim communities. He is now responsible for crime departments within West Midlands Police. He is passionate about involving the community in reducing crime and on preventing violent extremism.
Her Ladyship, Hon. Justice (Ms) Shiranee Tilakawardane is a Consultant for the Sri Lanka Training Institute for Judges, and an International and National Arbitrator. She has the distinction of being the first women appointed to the State Counsel to the Attorney General’s Department in Sri Lanka in 1978, the first woman High Court Judge, the first woman Admiralty Court Judge, the first woman Court of Appeal Judge, and the first woman President of the Court of Appeal.
Justice Tilakawardane is a chairperson and member of the Asia Pacific Advisory Forum on Judicial Education on Equality and Human Rights and an active member of the International Association of Women Judges. In addition she is a member of the Advisory Board of the South Asian Regional Program on Equity to reduce trafficking and violence against women in South Asia, a consultant to Judges Institute Sri Lanka and an International and National Arbitrator. She has also been a key resource person for National Child Protection Authority and has presented as a keynote speaker on issues of child rights and gender issues, including gender based violence at international conferences in South Asia, the Maldives, the USA, Canada, South America, Australia, New Zealand and Africa.
Angela Workman-Stark is a retired Chief Superintendent from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. With more than 24 years of policing service, her experience has consisted of roles in general patrol, criminal intelligence, money laundering/proceeds of crime investigations, undercover operations, human resources, terrorism prevention, and organizational development. For much of the past decade she has held significant leadership roles in implementing organization-wide transformation related to organizational effectiveness, leadership and culture. Prior to her retirement, Angela was responsible for overseeing the implementation of an organization-wide action plan in furtherance of the RCMP goal to effect significant cultural change relative to diversity and inclusion. Angela is currently an Associate Professor of Organizational Behaviour and the Director of Leadership & Management Development in the Faculty of Business at Athabasca University in western Canada. Angela teaches, researches and consults on the topics of organizational change, leadership and creating inclusive workplaces. She has delivered numerous national and international conference presentations, keynotes, and workshops, and she is the author of the recently published book, Inclusive Policing from the Inside Out. Angela was also recently recognized with a Global Diversity and Inclusion Leadership award at the World Human Resources Development Congress in Mumbai, India.