Sharnee is a socio-legal researcher who has worked on many AIFS projects concerning a range of issues. Her major projects have included research concerning the role of social networking and mobile phone technologies in sexual violence, a scoping study for a national survey of children and young people in out-of-home care, work to evaluate the 2012 Family Violence Amendments to the Family Law Act, research examining the role of Independent Children’s Lawyers in the family law system and work with the Child Family Community Australia information exchange. Prior to joining AIFS, Sharnee worked on policy and program management in relation to separated families and child support. Sharnee’s work has a focus on issues relating to domestic and family violence and vulnerable families in a family law context.
Sharnee also works with the AIFS Ethics Committee in a support and advisory capacity, providing governance support and advice and ensuring AIFS is compliant with the relevant protocols.