Karen Broadley



Karen Broadley, MSocSci, BA

Karen has more than 20 years’ experience working in the field of child and family welfare and statutory child protection services. This has included a number of roles within the Victorian statutory child protection system, including management and leadership positions.

Karen worked part-time at Child Abuse Prevention Research Australia, when it was placed within Monash Injury Research Institute, Monash University. Karen has sole-authored and co-authored a number of journal articles, book chapters, reports and conference papers. These publications all focus on the topic of child protection and child safety. They include a critique of the public health model as it is applied to child protection; risk assessment of sex offenders; child protection decision making about child removal; intervening to protect children from cumulative harm; children’s participation in child protection decision making; and the safety and well-being of young people leaving state care.

Research Topic

Preventing child sexual abuse


To be developed


Dr James Roffee
Dr Lennon Chang

Research Interests

Child abuse and neglect, Child protection, Risk assessment, Applying the public health model as a conceptual model to the problem of child abuse and neglect.