QCDFVR is thrilled to have two of our own being invited to be on the Advisory Board to the new Australian Institute for Strangulation Prevention. Director, Dr Heather Lovatt and newly appointed Senior Lecturer Dr Brian Sullivan will sit on the Board with six other highly respected professionals, including chair Magistrate Linda Bradford-Morgan.

The Australian Institute for Strangulation Prevention, the first of it’s kind outside of the United States, was officially launched on Wednesday 21st of August. It has been established through the work of the Red Rose Foundation and their endeavours to raise awareness of the dangerous nature of non-lethal strangulation. The Institute aims to see specific non-lethal strangulation legislation introduced into every State and Territory in Australia. It will provide specialist non-lethal strangulation intervention and prevention training and resources to police, justice, health, probation, domestic violence and sexual assault services and sectors.

For further information about the Australian Institute for Strangulation Prevention visit their website https://strangulationprevention.com.au

Dr Heather Lovatt and CEO of the Red Rose Foundation, Betty Taylor last week at the official launch of the Australian Institute for Strangulation Prevention.