A/Prof. Michael Salter

A/Prof Michael Salter is a Scientia Fellow and criminologist at the University of New South Wales. His research is focused on gendered violence and sexual exploitation, including primary prevention, complex trauma and technologically-facilitated abuse. He is the author of two books, including the first study of child sexual exploitation in Australia, Organised Sexual Abuse (Routledge, 2013), and an examination of abuse and harassment on social media, Crime, Justice and Social Media (Routledge, 2017), as well as over fifty papers on violence, abuse and trauma. A/Prof Salter sits on the Board of Directors of the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation, who awarded him the 2018 Morton Prince Award for Scientific Achievement and recently appointed him as a Fellow of the Society. He sits on the editorial board of Child Abuse Review and the Journal of Trauma and Dissociation, and he is an expert advisor to the Office of the eSafety Commissioner, White Ribbon Australia and the Canadian Centre for Child Protection. He is the academic member of the National Plan Advisory Group to develop the next ten year Commonwealth framework to prevent gendered violence. Recent research projects include a study of the impact of COVID-19 on the risk of online child sexual exploitation, funded by the eSafety Commissioner, and a study of parental perpetrators who produce child sexual abuse material of their children, funded by the Australian Centre to Counter Child Exploitation.