The Sex & Ethics Research and Education Program currently involve:
Professor Moira Carmody from the University of Western Sydney, Australia; Dr Kath Albury from the University of New South Wales and Ms Karen Willis from the NSW Rape Crisis Centre. Together we plan research, deliver training to educators and offer support to them in their communities. We operate as a leadership group to promote ongoing and new research on sexual ethics and violence prevention and the delivery of the Sex & Ethics Program locally and nationally. Moira Carmody manages the research evaluation of the Sex and Ethics groups.
Moira Carmody is a Professor of Sociology in the School of Social Sciences& Psychology at the University of Western Sydney. She is an interdisciplinary scholar whose work focuses on issues of gender and sexualities, sexual ethics and violence prevention which she began in the early 1980s when she worked at a Sydney sexual assault service for victims. Moira has published widely internationally on a range of aspects of the prevention of gendered violence and for positive approaches to sexuality education based on the needs of young women and men. In 2008- 2009 she was a member of the Prime Minister’s National Council to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children and in 2008 led a research team that developed the first national standards for sexual assault prevention education.
Karen Willis is the Executive Officer of Rape & Domestic Violence Services Australia. While her work involves ensuring the best possible counselling and criminal justice response for those who have experienced sexual assault and domestic violence her passion is preventing the crimes before they happen.
Kath Albury is a Senior Lecturer at the Journalism and Media Research Centre at the University of New South Wales in Sydney Australia. Her work explores theoretical and applied understandings of mediated sexual self-representation, sexual sub-cultures and alternative sex practices, young people’s mediated sexual cultures, and the primary prevention of sexual violence. Her current research projects focus young people’s practices of digital self-representation, and the role of user-generated media (including social networking platforms) in young people’s formal and informal sexual learning.
Kath is also a community educator and facilitator, and has worked with the National Association of People Living with HIV’s Treataware project since 1996. In 2004-2005 she designed and delivered innovative primary prevention sexual ethics programs for the Australian National Rugby League, and is a member of the National Rugby League Education and Welfare Committee's Respectful Relationships Sub-Committee.