Welcome to our new Co-Editors-in-Chief: Adjunct Professor Dave Vicary, Associate Professor Tim Moore and Professor Sharon Bessell!

We are thrilled to welcome three Co-Editors-in-Chief for the re-launch of Children Australia.

Adjunct Professor Dave Vicary

Director of Client Services, Good Shepherd and Adjunct Professor, Health and Social Care Unit, Monash University

Dave is an experienced leader in the human services, not-for-profit, government and tertiary sectors. At Good Shepherd, Dave is responsible for leading the organisation’s client service development, transformation and delivery. Dave is passionate about creating mutually beneficial strategic partnerships and delivering programs and services that are evidence-based, client-centred and sustainable.

Associate Professor Tim Moore

Deputy Director of the Institute for Child Protection Studies, Australian Catholic University

Tim is an internationally recognised child and youth researcher and children's rights advocate. His research addresses issues such as homelessness, youth justice, child protection, residential care, young carers and child sexual abuse prevention. Tim leads the Institute's child-inclusive and child-informed research and practice work, which aims to strengthen services and systems and make them more responsive to the needs and expectations of children and young people.

Professor Sharon Bessell

Professor of Public Policy at the Crawford School of Public Policy at The Australian National University, Director of the Children’s Policy Centre and co-host of Policy Forum Pod

Sharon’s research interests focus on three broad areas: (i) social policy, social justice and the human rights of children; (ii) childhoods over time and intergenerational relations; and (iii) the gendered and generational dimensions of poverty, particularly child poverty. She is recognised internationally as a leader in rights-based, child-centred research methodologies, and has published widely on undertaking research with children.