Prof Alison Hutton

Alison’s work revolves around creating safe supportive environments for young people at large public events such as outdoor music festivals and Schoolies. The underpinning philosophy of this work is harm minimisation. Additionally she believes that by involving young people in decisions about their behaviour and life choices, they will feel supported and safe, leading to positive behavioural outcomes.

Alison has authored many publications on creating supportive environments for adolescents in health care. She is an advocate for the rights of children, and is currently President of the Association for the Wellbeing of Children in Healthcare (AWCH), Australia.

Alison currently works at School of Nursing and Midwifery, Newcastle University and previously worked as an Associate Professor at Flinders University in the School of Nursing and Midwifery, where she was Honours Coordinator until March 2017. She is the Chair of the World Association Disaster Emergency Medicine Nursing Executive Committee and on the Management Board of the Flinders University Centre Disaster Research Centre.