Australian and New Zealand Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abuse

9th Biennial international research, theory and practice conference

24th July - 26th July, 2019

The Conference will be held at two venues:

  • 24 July 2019 Workshops: Griffith University South Bank campus
  • 25-26 July 2019 Conference: Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, Brisbane, Queensland on 24-26 July 2019.

ANZATSA Conference Program Link:

Register for the conference

Confirmed speakers

Simaon Hackett

Simon Hackett

Professor of Child Abuse and Neglect, Durham University, UK

I am Professor of Child Abuse and Neglect in the Department of Sociology at Durham University. I am also Principal of St Mary's College. 

As Principal of St Mary's, I am responsible for the overall direction and leadership of the College. St Mary's is one of Durham's oldest colleges and comprises a community of approximately 900 undergraduates and over 100 postgraduates from all disciplines.

Sharon Kelley

Sharon Kelley

Forensic Psychologist, Sand Ridge Secure Treatment Center

Dr. Sharon Kelley is a forensic evaluator with the Sand Ridge Evaluation Unit in Wisconsin, USA. She is currently the chapter president of the Wisconsin Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (WI-ATSA). She is a licensed psychologist in Wisconsin, Minnesota, and California. She is an approved trainer for the SAPROF, an instrument designed to assess protective factors, as well as the VRS-SO, an instrument designed to evaluate the effect of risk reduction due to treatment change. She is a co-developer of the SAPROF-SO, which is an actuarially based measure of protective factors specifically designed for individuals who have been charged with sex offenses.

Raymond Knight

Raymond Knight

Professor Knight's research focuses on aggressive behavior and fantasies in general and on sexual aggression, psychopathy, and bullying in particular. He is interested in etiology, life course, typological differentiation among aggressive individuals, and predicting both aggressive and adaptive outcomes. He has developed a contingency-based, computerize assessment tool, the Multidimensional Inventory of Development, Sex, and Aggression, which serves as a core component of his multiple research programs.

Judith Sims Knight

Judith Sims-Knight

Chancellor Professor, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

Find out more about Judith Sims-Knight

Stephen Smallbone

Stephen Smallbone

Emeritus Professor, Griffith University

Find out more about Stephen Smallbone

David Thornton

David Thornton

Licensed to practice psychology in Wisconsin and Minnesota
​Chartered and Registered Psychologist in the U.K.
Assessment of sexual and other violent offenders
Developer of frequently used risk instruments including: Risk Matrix 2000 and Structured Risk Assessment - Forensic Version (SRA-FV)
Co-developer of the Static-99, Static-99R, Static-2000, and Static-2002R
Design and administration of treatment services for offenders
Training professionals to work effectively with offenders
Research into the above
Providing expert testimony on relevant research
Providing expert consultation to attorneys on relevant research and interpretations of forensic assessments
SAPROF trained trainer


  Early birdFull price
3 day registration (includes pre-conference workshops)Members$600.00$650.00
2 day registrationMembers$450.00$500.00
Full day workshop registration only $320.00$320.00
Half day workshop registration only $210.00$210.00

Delegate Accommodation

We have secured rooms at a selection of accommodation providers with flexible rates exclusively for conference attendees.

​Book early to secure your room as no rooms are currently held at any of the accommodation providers.

Novotel South Bank (South Brisbane)

Novotel Standard Room

10% off Best Unrestricted Rate

To make a reservation please contact our team directly, or +61 7 3295 4100

Quote: “ANZATSA2019" or book via the online booking link

Rooms & rate are subject to availability at time of booking

Soda Apartments, Arena Apartments, Atlas Apartments, Spice Apartments (South Brisbane)

The Song Properties Group is offering 10% discount off the listed price on all room types for the duration of the conference. Please use the code ANZATSA2019 to book at any one of the Song Properties located within South Brisbane. Arena Apartments, Soda Apartments, Atlas Apartments, Ivy & Eve Apartments, Brisbane Casino Towers & Spice Apartments are all properties within the Song Properties Group.

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Mantra Hotel South Bank

Mantra Hotel group are offering 10% off the best available rate on all Mantra properties in Brisbane for 23/7/2019 - 27/7/2019, when booked before 23/6/19.

To book and receive 10% off the Mantra Daily Rate, visit: Follow the below simple steps:

  1. Select the Region and Property, your Travel Dates and the Number of People travelling – hit SEARCH
  2. Select Change Search – at the top of the page
  3. Input Promo Code GriffithUniConf2019 (case sensitive) in the Promo Box – hit SEARCH again. You will now see the discount applied to the Mantra Daily Rate.
  4. Select the room type you wish to book and hit BOOK NOW to proceed to payment screen
  5. Fill in all required details to confirm your booking and hit COMPLETE BOOKING
  6. You will receive an email confirmation once all details have been processed.

Rooms & rates are subject to availability at time of booking.


Swiss-Belhotel is offering 15% off their Best Available Rate, including 24 hours cancellation.

To make a reservation please book on and enter the promotional code: LCONF

For assistance, please email

Rooms & rates are subject to availability at time of booking.

Emporium Hotel South Bank

Emporium Hotel South Bank is offering 15% off their Fully Flexible rate to guests attending the conference

To make a reservation please book via this link and use the code: COF

Rooms & rates are subject to availability at time of booking.

Holiday Inn Express Brisbane Central (Brisbane CBD)

Standard Queen Room

15% off best available rate including free buffet breakfast, free wifi and free shuttle to the conference venue (must be booked with hotel reception ahead of time and subject to availability)

To make a reservation please book via this link.

Rooms & rates are subject to availability at time of booking.

Contact Us

General Enquiries:

Carrie Zhang - Event Logistics

T: 07 3735 1776

Danielle Harris - Program Committee

T: 07 3735 1109