Helen McDermott is the Vice President of the Australasian Council of Women and Policing and was the Council’s inaugural Secretary. Helen was a policy advisor with the Australian Federal Police until 1999, working in operational, inter-governmental and ministerial areas.
She was also a national official with the Australian Federal Police Association representing police and staff members at both the local and national levels. Helen has also been one of the principal organisers for the Australasian Women and Policing series of conferences.
She has written many articles and presented key papers on feminism, police unions, policing and human rights. Helen’s paid work is providing policy advice on women’s issues.