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Dr Joan Ellen Clarke has been a longstanding member of IPCS, serving previously on its Council and currently on IPCS’ Board of Directors. Joan was CEO of a large mental health agency and has served on several Boards and Commissions including the Criminal Justice Taskforce and was a Council member of Forensicare. Previously Joan taught in the School of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Melbourne. Her peer-reviewed paper The Tyranny of the Leather Book: Postcolonialism, Mental Illness and Prisons was published by IPCS as part of its Occasional Paper series. She was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM).

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