The Post Sentence Authority is delighted to announce the appointment of two new members – Dr David Curnow and Dr Angela Williams.
Dr Curnow is a forensic psychologist with over 20 years’ experience in the criminal justice system. Dr Curnow practiced as a psychologist in Victorian correctional facilities for 13 years, and practiced privately where he provided training and supervision to psychologists, and developed specialist training programs on violence treatment, white collar crime, and forensic interviewing. He is also a Clinical associate with Swinburne University.
In 2014, Dr Curnow joined the Adult Parole Board as a full-time member where he sat regularly on the Detention and Supervision Order Division until its functions were absorbed by the Post Sentence Authority. Whilst a member of the Adult Parole Board, Dr Curnow built a detailed understanding of the post sentence scheme and he contributed to the Harper Review, which made the recommendations that led to the establishment of the Post Sentence Authority.
Dr Angela Williams has 20 years’ experience in clinical forensic medicine as a Senior Forensic Physician with the Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine where she provides comprehensive forensic examinations and medicolegal reports that inform investigations and contribute to the criminal justice system.
Dr Williams has designed international teaching programs on the prevention and response to violence and the medical assessment of child abuse, and she has appeared as an expert witness in criminal trials and provided evidence in the Magistrates' Court, County Court, Supreme Court, Children’s Court and the Coroners Court. Dr Williams is also a Senior Lecturer at Monash University in the Department of Forensic Medicine.
Dr Williams has been appointed as a sessional member and Dr Curnow has been appointed as a full-time member of the Post Sentence Authority. Both Dr Curnow and Dr Williams bring significant forensic skills and experience in the criminal justice system to the Authority.