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Director, Arney Chong Consulting and Positive Futures Research, University of South Australia

Professor Fiona Arney is a former Director of the Australian Centre for Child Protection at the University of South Australia. Fiona is a mixed method researcher with over 25 years’ research experience in research in the fields of children’s mental health, chronic illness, parenting and child protection. Fiona’s expertise is focused on incorporating a child and youth focused approach to child protection through system redesign and transforming child protection practice through clinical excellence. She is also passionate about building the evidence base for child protection reform and effective intervention for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, their families and communities.


  • –present
    Chair and Director, Australian Centre for Child Protection, University of South Australia


  • 2005 
    University of Adelaide, PhD, Medicine