Find contact details for the Sir Zelman Cowen Centre (SZCC) staff.

Name & role Contact details
Karen Mahlab AM
Chair, Sir Zelman Cowen Centre
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Professor Kathy Laster
+61 3 9919 1842
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Professor Anne Wallace
Deputy Director (Acting)
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Tilly Junker (on leave)
Legal Projects Officer
+61 3 9919 5855
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Sophie Moore
Legal Projects Officer
+61 3 9919 1841
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Greta Williams
Legal Projects Officer
+61 3 9919 9134
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Leiann Vicars
Legal Projects Officer
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Robin Astley
Digital Content Producer
+61 3 9919 7844
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Annie Wohlgehagen
Research Assistant
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Rebecca Courtnay (on leave)
Project Support Officer
+61 3 9919 7823
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David Thomson OAM
+61 3 9919 1810
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Patron of the Sir Zelman Cowen Centre

The Governor of Victoria, Her Excellency the Honourable Linda Dessau AC is the Patron of SZCC.

The patronage recognises the Centre's contribution to the Victorian community through its work in law and cultural diversity and thought leadership in access to justice via technological innovation.

Governor of Victoria, Her Excellency the Hon. Linda Dessau AC

Advisory board

Sir Zelman Cowen Centre members

  • Donna Hannan
    Director, Research Services, Victoria University (ex-officio member)
  • Professor Kathy Laster
    Director, Sir Zelman Cowen Centre
  • Sophie Moore
    Secretary, Sir Zelman Cowen Centre

External members

  • Karen Mahlab AM
    Chair, Sir Zelman Cowen Centre
  • Judge John Cain
    State Coroner, County Court and Coroners Court of Victoria
  • Kate Cowen
    Daughter of Sir Zelman Cowen
  • Findlay McRae
    Director, Legal Services, Victoria Police
  • The Hon. Marcia Neave AO
    Former Chair, The Royal Commission into Family Violence (Victoria)
  • Jelena Popovic
    Magistrate, Magistrates' Court of Victoria
  • Robert Stary
    Partner, Stary Norton Halphen Lawyers
  • Brind Zichy-Woinarski QC
    Barrister, Victorian Bar

Karen Mahlab AM, Chair, Sir Zelman Cowen Centre.

Adjunct Professors

  • Richard Broome AM
  • Professor Arie Freiberg AM
  • Professor Pam O'Connor
  • Mr Chris Roper AM
  • The Hon. Michael Rozenes AO QC
  • Rabbi Professor Daniel Sinclair
  • Professor Simon Smith AM
  • Dr Nik Norzrul Thani
  • Professor Anne Wallace
  • Professor Lisa Webley
  • Professor David Weisbrot AM
  • Professor Peter Zablud AM RFD
  • Professor John Zeleznikow
  • Professor Bruno Zeller

Adjunct Fellows

  • Judith Bornstein
  • Tasneem Chopra OAM
  • Jennifer Ehmann
  • Simon Goodrich
  • Dr Michele Griessmair
  • William Lye OAM QC
  • Madeline Oldfield
  • Dr Nadav Prawer
  • Shannon Salter
  • Adam Slonim
  • David Thomson OAM
  • Zione Walker-Nthenda
  • Dr Sue-Anne Wallace AM