Reality & Risk was designed and developed by Maree Crabbe and David Corlett. They have managed the project since its inception in 2009, and are co-producers, co-directors, researchers and writers of the project’s documentary film, Love and Sex in an Age of Pornography. Maree is also author of the project’s secondary school resource, In The Picture: Supporting young people in an era of explicit sexual imagery.
Maree Crabbe: Project Coordinator
Maree has worked with young people – and on issues affecting young people – in the community sector since 1993. She has developed and delivered programs focusing on sexual violence prevention, sexual diversity and prevention of sexually transmissible infections. Maree has published articles on young people, sexuality and pornography in online and print media.
David Corlett: Project Worker
David has worked for two decades on human rights issues as a caseworker, researcher, author and reporter. He has a PhD in Politics and is an Adjunct Research Fellow at the Swinburne Institute for Social Research. He is co-author of Captured Childhood (IDC 2012), and author of Stormy Weather: Climate Change and Displacement (UNSW Press 2008), Following Them Home: The Fate of the Returned Asylum Seekers (Black Inc 2005) and a range of articles in online and print media. In 2011 and 2012, David was the host of the ground-breaking and highly acclaimed documentary series Go Back To Where You Came From (SBS Australia).
Reality & Risk was originally auspiced by Brophy Family and Youth Services. Brophy is the primary provider for youth services in south west Victoria, Australia. Brophy originated in 1974, as hostel accommodation for homeless youth. Over the decades, it has developed a comprehensive range of services for the homeless, young people and families.
Reality & Risk’s work is designed around VicHealth’s framework for the prevention of violence against women, and informed by an expert Reference Group. The project Reference Group has included representatives from the Victorian Health Promotion Foundation (VicHealth), the Victorian Department of Education and Early Childhood Development, the Victorian Department of Human Services, Domestic Violence Resource Centre Victoria, the Victorian Department of Planning and Community Development, CASA House, and the University of Wollongong.