Dr Kyllie Cripps is a Scientia Fellow and Senior Lecturer in the Law Faculty at the University of New South Wales. Kyllie is a Pallawah woman who has worked extensively over the past twenty years in the areas of family violence, sexual assault and child abuse with Indigenous communities, defining areas of need and considering intervention options at multiple levels. She has led two major Australian Research Council grants in the areas of Indigenous violence. Her expertise in the area of interpersonal violence is regularly recognized with invitations to provide advice to state and federal governments. For example, in 2011 she presented her work to the Parliamentary Group on Population and Development, in 2009 she was invited to present her work at an Indigenous family violence forum hosted by the Minister for Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs the Hon. Jenny Macklin, Minister for Housing and the Status of Women the Hon. Tanya Plibersek and the National Council to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children. Kyllie has had several appointments to state and federal ministerial committees in recognition of her expertise in this area. She also routinely provides advice and training to professional groups interested in this area.