The PMSA Board is excited to announce two further volunteer appointments to PMSA Board Committees – preeminent paediatrician and academic Associate Professor Richard Roylance to the Child Protection and Safeguarding Committee and Deputy Director-General for the Department of Youth Justice Phillip Brooks to the Policy Committee.
An Associate Professor of the Griffith University Medical School, Richard Roylance holds appointments as the Chair of the Metro South Human Research Ethics Committee, Eminent Staff Specialist Paediatrician at Logan Hospital, sessional member of the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal and accredited mediator with the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal.
Richard brings a wealth of experience in child protection to this new committee with 27 years experience as a child protection paediatrician. Richard’s interest in the protection of children has extended over the past two decades into the broader issue of protecting and supporting vulnerable persons more generally.
Phillip Brooks is an Indigenous community member and a descendant of the Bidjara Tribe, the Kairi Tribe and the Ducabrook Clan and brings considerable knowledge and expertise in areas of child protection and youth justice as well as governance experience to the PMSA’s Policy Committee.
Previously the Commissioner of the Queensland Family and Child Commission (2017-2019), Phillip commenced his working life as a police officer, transitioning to the public service in 2007. Since this time, he has spent a considerable part of his career serving in various Youth Justice programs with the Department of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and Multicultural Affairs, later transitioning into the Child, Family and Community Services.
While having an in-depth knowledge of child protection, Phillip is particularly passionate about policy and advocacy.