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The subcommittees of the Australasian Injury Prevention Network play a vital role in advancing our mission by focusing on specific topic areas and priority populations. We invite members to join these committees to contribute their expertise, gain valuable professional experience, network with other leaders, and help drive meaningful change in the field of injury prevention. If you are interested in joining an existing subcommittee or identify the need to establish a new one, contact

Interpersonal Violence

Co-Chair Name(s): Patricia Cullen and Amy Bestman

Members: Debbie Scott, Kathleen Clapham 

Purpose statement:  

The Interpersonal Violence Subcommittee aims to prevent and address interpersonal violence through dedicated advocacy, education, and collaboration. We advocate for evidence informed policies and programs, with robust research and data, enabling equitable access to support and fostering safe homes, schools, workplaces and communities. 

Our Priorities:   

  • Advocate for policies and legislation that enhance the protection and support of people and communities, particularly those disproportionately impacted by interpersonal violence. 

  • Promote and support campaigns to raise awareness about interpersonal violence and the impact on health and wellbeing of current and future generations. 

  • Share research and initiatives that prevent, respond to and address the impacts of interpersonal violence, and use data to inform and improve interventions and policies. 


Chair: Lauren Fortington 

Members: Rachel Meade, Amy Peden, Catherine Niven, Ioni Lewis 

Purpose statement:  

The Membership Subcommittee of the Australasian Injury Prevention Network (AIPN) is to oversees the recruitment, engagement, and retention of network members.  

Our Priorities: 

  • Improve member sign-up and renewal experience including introduction of a membership pack 

  • Develop and review membership policies, including membership fees, benefits, and categories. 

  • Develop strategies to attract new members from relevant professional fields. 

  • Review and improve member benefits. 

  • Review individual vs corporate member benefits. 

  • Implement initiatives to enhance member engagement and participation in AIPN activities, such as conferences, webinars, and networking events. 

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