Peta MacGillivray author

Peta MacGillivray (BA/LLB; Grad. Dip Legal Prac; LLM; PhD Candidate) is a Kalkutungu and South Sea Islander lawyer and researcher based in the Faculty of Law and Justice at UNSW. Peta has worked as a researcher on a range of criminology, legal services and community development projects in NSW and across Australia. Peta was a Field Researcher and Project Manager on the ARC Linkage Project Indigenous Australians with Mental Health Disorders and Cognitive Disability in the Criminal Justice System (IAMHDCD). Peta’s former area of legal practice and current research specialisation is the legal needs of children and young people, particularly those experiencing social and economic disadvantage. Peta is passionate about Indigenous children and young people’s participation in community development work. Peta is the current Chairperson of the Community Restorative Centre NSW, the lead provider of specialist throughcare, post-release, and reintegration programs for people transitioning from prison into the community in NSW, and former company members and Director of the Aboriginal Legal Service NSW/ACT.