Christine Craik is a social worker, working mainly in health and crisis work with women and children dealing with family violence and/or child sexual abuse. She has worked for 12 years in the response team at the Alfred Hospital, working with families of trauma patients.
Christine lectures in the social work undergraduate and postgraduate programmes at RMIT University, and teaches the ‘Working with Violence and Abuse’ subject. She is currently the National Vice President of the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW) and has been on the Board of the AASW since 2011. She is also the Chair of Project Respect, an organisation that works to support women and girls who work in, or who have been trafficked into sex work.
Christine is currently completing her PhD in the field of family violence, looking at the ways in which health professionals can improve identification of presentations of family violence in the emergency department setting. She is a survivor of family violence.