About Professor Judith Cashmore

Judith's research interests include: Family law; Child protection and child welfare; Children's evidence; and Children's participation in legal proceedings.

Judy has a PhD in developmental psychology and considerable research experience in relation to children's involvement in legal proceedings and other processes in which decisions are made about children's care and protection, and guardianship. The special focus of this research has been on children's perceptions of the process and the implications for social policy. She has worked as a consultant to the NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research, the Australian Law Reform Commission, the NSW Department of Community Services, the NSW Community Services Commission and the NSW Child Protection Council. She has chaired or served as a member of a number of government committees concerning child protection, child death reviews and the review of child protection legislation and policy in NSW. She is currently a member of the Specialist Accreditation Committee for Children's Lawyers in NSW.

Judy joined the Faculty of Law at the University of Sydney in 2003 working with Professor Patrick Parkinson on an ARC project concerned with children's participation in decision-making about where they live and when they see both their parents.

Appointed Member of the Judicial Commission of New South Wales (1 December 2004 and reappointed for three years from 19 August 2009).

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