Associate Professor and Deputy Director, Australian Centre Child Protection, University of South Australia

Associate Professor Leah Bromfield is Deputy Director of the Australian Centre for Child Protection at the University of South Australia and Professorial Fellow to the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. Formerly she was a senior research fellow at the Australian Institute of Family Studies', National Child Protection Clearinghouse. She is a well regarded research expert in issues affecting child protection systems, chronic maltreatment and cumulative harm, and research to practice. She has worked closely with government on establishing and implementing child welfare reforms.


  • 2010–present
    Associate Professor and Deputy Director: Australian Centre for Child Protection, University of South Australia
  • 2005–2010
    Senior Research Fellow and National Child Protection Clearinghouse Manager, Australian Institute of Family Studies
  • 2004–2005
    Senior Research Officer, Australian Institute of Family Studies
  • 2000–2004
    Research Coordinator, Barwon Health: Paediatric and Adolescent Support Service


  • 2005 
    Deakin University, PhD
  • 2004 
    Deakin University, B.App.Sci (Hons)