Dr Hannah McGlade

Dr Hannah McGlade who is a Nyungar woman, the Senior Indigenous Research Fellow at Curtin University and member of the Mental Health Tribunal and is the Chair of AFLS.

In 1995, Hannah was the first Aboriginal woman to graduate from a WA law school. With over twenty years’ experience in human rights law, her work is now recognised by the national Trail Blazing Women and the Law project. Dr McGlade completed her PhD on the subject of Aboriginal child sexual assault and the criminal justice system. She received the Stanner award for her book ‘Our Greatest Challenge, Aboriginal children and human rights’. Previously the CEO of AFLS, she now supports the organisation as the Chairperson.

Undertaking last year the Senior Indigenous Fellowship in Geneva at the United Nations, Dr McGlade will talk about children and violence from an international human rights perspective.