Dr Brian Babington AM

PhD (ANU), HonDUniv (CQU), MA (Syd), BA (Hons) (Syd), GradDipCounselling (UCanb), GradDipMgt (CQU), ExecCertLeadership (Harvard)
Visiting Fellow
ANU College of Health and Medicine

Areas of expertise

  • Public Health 4206
  • Social Work 4409
  • Policy And Administration 4407

Research interests

  • Child maltreatment prevention
  • Children's institutions and deinstitutionalisation
  • Social policy and multi-sector partnerships


Dr Brian Babington AM, PhD ANU, HonDUniv CQU, MA Syd, BA Hons Syd, GradDipCounselling UCanb, GradDipMgt CQU, and ExecCertLeadership Harvard, has contributed to child, family, and community welfare in government/diplomatic, NGO, business, and academic roles.

  • CEO, Families Australia (2005-2021)
  • Founding Convenor, National Coalition on Child Safety and Wellbeing (2007-2021)
  • Member, Order of Australia (AM), Harvard Kennedy School alumnus, Churchill Fellow
  • Author ‘For the benefit of children alone?’, ‘Bouncing Back’' and 'Come riprendersi dalle mazzate'
  • Founder, Indonesian Orphanages Research Centre 
  • As a diplomat, represented Australia at the United Nations and in Southeast Asia.

Researcher's projects

Working with other concerned community leaders and researchers on cross-sectoral strategies and campaign initiatives to prevent child maltreatment. 

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Updated:  29 September 2023 / Responsible Officer:  Director (Research Services Division) / Page Contact:  Researchers