Professor S. Caroline Taylor AM

SAGE Vice-Chair


Professor S. Caroline Taylor AM

Professor S. Caroline Taylor AM is recognised as one of Australia's leading experts and consultants in the field of child and adult sexual violence and domestic violence and the criminal justice response to victim/survivors and social models of trauma and recovery. Caroline has considerable experience as an academic researcher, educator, trainer and change agent who operates effectively and dynamically in sensitive and complex environments and organizations.

She has received distinguished meritorious awards for her research and contribution to academia and professions such as police and the wider community. She has applied innovative methodologies to draw out and elucidate a deeply nuanced and critical understanding of sexual violence and its interface with socio-legal structures that have influenced proactive law reform in Australia. She has been a Visiting Academic to Kings College, London (2011) and is an academic advisor to Interpol’s Specialist Group on Crimes Against Children and has undertaken a number of international benchmarking trips to examine all aspects of the criminal justice system and welfare/advocacy service responses to child and adult victims of sexual violence.

In 2002 she was appointed to the Advisory Committee for the Victorian Law Reform Commission's Inquiry into Sexual Offences Law and Procedure (2002-2004). The commission drew heavily on her research work to inform its Interim and Final Reports and to support the 201 recommendations for law reform. In 2004, Caroline founded the Professor Caroline Taylor Foundation to provide education and training scholarships and mentors for children, adolescents and adults affected by childhood sexual abuse. Caroline works as a private consultant and is also studying part-time to complete a law degree.