International Domestic Violence Death Review Committee Roundtable Brisbane 2017
Australian Book Launch Domestic Homicides & Death Reviews 2017
It’s About Saving Lives: Responding to Homicide Forum Brisbane 2017
Guelph-Griffith International Graduate Research Exchange Brisbane, 2017
American Society of Criminology 2015
Homicide: Precursors and Prevention Conference, Brisbane, 2014
Addressing Filicide Inaugural International Conference Prato, Italy 2013
Queensland Centre For Domestic & Family Violence Research Mackay, Queensland 2012
In April 2012, Myrna Dawson was invited to participate in the seminar series offered by the Queensland Centre for Domestic and Family Violence Research in Mackay, Queensland. The Centre’s primary purpose is to create and disseminate knowledge to influence, and enhance, policy, programs and practice in the field of domestic and family violence prevention across Queensland. This is done through research, professional development, education and community engagement activities pertaining to domestic and family violence. Dawson presented research on trends in domestic homicides in Canada and provided an overview of findings from the Ontario Domestic Violence Death Review Committee on which she sits as a member.
SafeCity Mississauga Crime Prevention Conference 2012
Myrna Dawson and Tina Hotton participate in the 2012 Crime Prevention Conference in Mississauga. Their session ‘Re-examining the Criminal Justice Response to Intimate Partner Violence’ featured their collaborative research comparing police charging practices in incidents of intimate partner violence across Canada using data from the Uniform Crime Reporting Survey. Dawson also presented an overview of the work of the Ontario Domestic Violence Death Review Committee on which she sits as a member, summarizing findings from the past nine years of reviews. The conference was sponsored by SafeCity Mississauga.
Research Collaborations Coroner’s Court of Victoria 2011
While in Australia in 2011 under a Visiting Fellowship position at the Faculty of Law, University of Melbourne, Dawson spent some time at the Coroner’s Court of Victoria out of which the Domestic and Family Violence Death Review Team works. Dawson is collaborating with this unit on an international scan of these review initiatives.
Queensland Domestic Violence Remembrance Day Service 2011
On the first Wednesday in May every year, those who have died because of domestic and family violence are remembered right across Australia. Simultaneous vigils of remembrance began in Queensland in 2005 with the 15 member organisation of the Queensland Domestic Violence Services Network (QDVSN) hosting candle lighting ceremonies at 6pm throughout Queensland. On May 4, 2011, Myrna Dawson spoke at the annual Queensland Domestic Violence Remembrance Day Service in Brisbane.
Seminar Series TC Beirne School of Law, University of Queensland, 2012
Domestic Violence Death Review Forum Queensland
Action Group Forum, May 5, 2011, Brisbane, Queensland
In May 2011, Myrna Dawson participated in a forum to discuss the recently-released report of the Queensland Domestic and Family Violence Death Review Panel. The panel was established to provide expert advice on options for strengthening coronial processes and capacity to comment on such deaths and options to identify systemic gaps and barriers to preventing such deaths. The forum was organized by the Domestic Violence Death Review Action Group. Dawson presented some of the findings to date from the Ontario Domestic Violence Death Review Committee and participated on the panel of experts for discussion following the formal presentations.