Dr Brian Babington is a Canberra-based social affairs and community development author and advocate. For the past 15 years he has been the Chief Executive Officer of Families Australia, a national non-profit body that works to improve the welfare of the most marginalised families and children. Since 2007 he has been the Convenor of the National Coalition on Child Safety and Wellbeing, a major non-government and research alliance that supports efforts to reduce child abuse and neglect in Australia through the National Framework for Protecting Australia's Children. Brian's international focus is on the advancement of child rights; he is the Founding Director of the Indonesian Orphanages Research Centre and advocates for a reduction in the numbers of children living in orphanages in the Global South. His publications include 'Bouncing Back' and 'Indonesia's orphanages: a short history'. A former diplomat, Brian represented Australia in Burma and at the United Nations in New York on aid and development issues. He holds a PhD in public policy and child rights from the Australian National University, qualifications from Sydney University (BA Hons, MA) and other universities, and is a proud Churchill Fellow. Read more here.