Guest speakers

Conference 2023 Speakers

Pacifica Congress invites you to join us in Hobart in August 2023 for our annual conference

Conference Speakers 2023 in Hobart include Dr Guillermo Merelo, Dr Sarah Calvert, Professor Marilyn Freeman, Professor Nicola Taylor, Justice Ciara Tyson, Dr Lyn R Greenberg, and many more.

Alison O'Neill
Alison O’Neill is a clinical psychologist with over 25 years experience working with children and families....
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Amanda Graham
Amanda Graham is an Accredited Family Law Specialist and the Principal of AjG family law, a boutique...
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Barbara Baker
Her Excellency the Honourable Barbara Baker AC Tasmania’s 29th Governor, was sworn to Office at Government...
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Charlie Azzopardi
Charlie Azzopardi is a Systemic Practitioner with more than 35 years of experience working in the field...
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Ciara Tyson
Justice Ciara Tyson graduated with a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Western Australia in 1994...
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Darren Mort
Darren Mort is a Family Law Barrister and Accredited Arbitrator and Mediator who practices in the areas...
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Guillermo Merelo
Dr Guillermo Merelo has a strong background in public management and public policy, and has worked as...
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Kaylene Evers
As a Psychologist, Dr Kaylene Evers has decades of experience working with individuals, children, adults...
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Kieran Pender
Kieran Pender is a senior lawyer in the Democratic Freedoms team at the Human Rights Law Centre. He works...
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Lyn Greenberg
Lyn R. Greenberg, Ph.D., practices forensic and clinical psychology (Lic. # PSY11436) in Los Angeles,...
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Marilyn Freeman
Marilyn Freeman is widely acknowledged as a leading expert in the area of international child abduction...
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Nicola Taylor
Professor Nicola Taylor holds the Alexander McMillan Leading Thinker Chair in Childhood Studies and is...
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Phil Stahl
Dr Phil Stahl is a USA board certified forensic psychologist in private practice, who has recently relocated...
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Phil Watts
Dr Phil Watts has been working as a psychologist since 1990, and has since gained extensive experience...
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Rachel Carson
Dr Rachel Carson is a Senior Research Fellow and Executive Manager/Program Lead of the Family Law, Family...
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Rachel Oakeley
Rachel Oakeley is a barrister practising primarily in Family Law matters Rachel appears in the Family...
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Rae Kaspiew
Dr Rae Kaspiew is a socio-legal researcher with particular expertise in family law, family violence and...
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Sally Nicholes
Sally Nicholes is Managing Partner at Nicholes Family Lawyers, a leading boutique law firm centrally...
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Sarah Calvert
Dr Sarah Calvert specialises in Complex Cases which come before Family Courts around the world and need...
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Shaynna Blaze
Shaynna Blaze is the co-founder of primary prevention charity Voice of Change and her vision is to stop...
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Steve Strickland
Steve Strickland is a recently retired Family Court Judge having been on the bench for 22 years. He has...
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Zoe Lawton
Zoe Lawton is an Adjunct Professor of Legal Ethics The University of Auckland where she teaches the Legal...
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Consultant Psychiatrist

Mark has worked in Cape Town, the UK, and has worked as a specialist in Sydney since 2005.

Dr Mark Cross

Dr Mark Cross is interviewed by Tammi Faraday in a Brave Journeys discussion. Mark is a Consultant Psychiatrist, Campaigner and Author. He is the best-selling author of Anxiety and Changing Minds.

Tammi Faraday

Tammi Faraday is an Australian broadcaster, journalist, lawyer and  documentary filmmaker.

Brave Journeys

BRAVE JOURNEYS is a podcast featuring conversations with remarkable people who reflect on their journeys and share stories of bravery to which we can laugh, cry and relate.

Family Law Consulting

Ben is a renowned speaker and award winning journalist, writing about child and family development

Dr Ben Garber

Dr Benjamin Garber is a USA licensed psychologist, parenting coordinator, and expert consultant to family law matters across the United States and Canada. 

Impact's Mission

Impact provides hope to women and children facing extreme abuse at home

kathy kapLan OAM

Kathy was awarded an Order of Australia Medal for her work in the area of domestic violence and also for her work in the Jewish community and has been honoured with the prestigious Ron Castan Humanitarian Award for lifetime achievement.


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