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Keynote Speaker Katrina Marson

Katrina Marson has been researching the protective power of sex-ed to prevent sexual violence and safeguard sexual wellbeing for a decade.  She has been a criminal lawyer since 2013, primarily in the area of family violence and sexual offences. On secondment for two years, Katrina led the implementation of the Child Sexual Abuse Royal Commission’s criminal justice recommendations in the ACT before returning to the ACT DPP as a senior prosecutor in the Sexual Offences Unit.

She undertook a Churchill Fellowship in 2019 researching the implementation of relationships and sexuality education overseas; her findings were published in the report Ignorance is not Innocence. Katrina is the lead researcher of primary prevention at Rape and Sexual Assault Research and Advocacy, and is the President of the Relationships and Sexuality Education Alliance ACT.

Katrina is currently taking a break from criminal practice while she completes her PhD in sex-education. She is a columnist for The Age, and her first book, Legitimate Sexpectations: the power of sex-ed, was published in 2022.

To read more about Katrina's work, visit her website.

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