Kidsafe NSW promotes child injury prevention and education in an effort to preserve and protect the lives of our children.

Kidsafe NSW Council


Dr Kate Hunter

Kate Hunter is a NSW Health Early and Mid Career Research Fellow (2017-2019) and Senior Research Fellow with the Injury Division at The George Institute for Global Health. She has over fifteen years’ experience in injury prevention research and has produced several reports and guidelines currently in use by Australian government and non-government organisations.




Deputy Chair 

Dr Nicholas Cheng MB BS BSc(MED) DCH FRACP

Paediatric Emergency Medicine

The Children‘s Hospital Westmead

Dr Cheng is involved in the treatment and prevention of all aspects of childhood injuries, especially children with burns. He is directly involved in the care of children with everything from minor injuries to life-threatening trauma. He is committed to training others to treat injured children and is a senior instructor in the Emergency Management of Severe Trauma and Emergency Management of Severe Burns Courses for local and international doctors and nurses. He is also involved in local, Australia-wide and global research into children's emergencies, including burn injuries, trauma and poisoning.

Dr Cheng believes that the most effective way to reduce childhood injuries is to prevent them from happening in the first place. This is especially true of accidental injuries, where innovations based on solid research have produced steady reductions in death and injury from accidents in children over several decades. His commitment to the work of Kidsafe NSW reflects this view




Ms Lynn Kraus

US CPA, Member of Australian Institute of Chartered Accountants

Sydney Managing Partner – Ernst & Young

Lynn is the Sydney Managing Partner for Ernst & Young. As Office Managing Partner of the Sydney office, Lynn is responsible for the firm’s go-to-market and client service strategies in Australia’s largest city.  Recently, Lynn led the integration of over 40 regional Ernst & Young offices in Asia-Pacific bringing together over 22,000 people.

Lynn is also a Partner in the Transaction Integration team. She has 19 years experience advising clients in the financial services, government and real estate sectors. Lynn’s integration experience includes target operating model design, synergies, integration blueprints and overall stakeholder engagement and communications. 

Lynn is also the Chairman of the firm’s Diversity & Inclusiveness Council and is passionate about supporting the advancement of women in the business community. 


Dr Julie Brown

Research Fellow, Neuroscience Research Australia

Australian Research Council APDI Fellow

Conjoint Lecturer, School of Medicine UNSW

Dr Julie Brown is a Research Fellow at Neuroscience Research Australia and leads a research group that aims to reduce the burden of injury by identifying implementable and effective countermeasures. Julie and her team do this by studying the mechanisms of injury at a population level as well as the underlying biomechanical mechanisms of injury, and by studying the factors influencing injury outcome and developing interventions to target these factors. They aim to provide necessary levels of evidence upon which countermeasures, including strategic injury prevention policies can be developed. Julie is currently working on research related to:- children traveling in cars and using off-road motorcycles; understanding risk factors for home based injury to children including falls from windows and balconies, driveway run overs and trampoline related injuries.


Mr David Howarth

David is a part-time competition and consumer lawyer and policy consultant (and full-time father). He has worked as a telecommunications competition lawyer in private practice (Corrs Chambers Westgarth/ Freehills), as an investigator at the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, an adviser at the Attorney-General’s Department (Federal Bureau of Consumer Affairs), and at consumer organisation CHOICE. He has published a number of competition law articles and book chapters in Australian and European publications. He has degrees in law and economics from the University of Sydney, and Masters degrees from the University of NSW and the University of Tübingen, Germany. He is currently completing a doctorate in competition law at the University of Heidelberg.


Ms Sarah Adams

MN Ed; Grad Cert (Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing)

Acting CNC Trauma – Trauma Coordinator

Sarah is a paediatric and neonatal critical care nurse with 23 years combined experience in these specialties. Clinical experience has been achieved whilst working in the paediatric intensive care, neonatal intensive care, cardiothoracic intensive care and paediatric/neonatal retrieval settings.

Sarah's clinical expertise is coupled with formal qualifications in paediatric cardiothoracic, neonatal intensive care & a Master’s degree focused on education. Sarah has fulfilled senior nursing positions throughout the last 17 years specifically within the field of nursing education, and more recently as a Trauma Coordinator (CNC). 


Mr Christopher Zinn

Mr Zinn holds a MA Geography (Oxford) and a Postgraduate Diploma in Journalism (University of Wales)

Christopher Zinn has worked for 25 years within the print media, broadcasting and consumer organisations in Australia and overseas as a journalist, presenter, producer, media spokesman and campaign director.

He is Director, Campaigns and Communications, Adviser Ratings and the spokesman for the FiftyUp Club. He previously worked at  CHOICE and been  Director of Campaigns for One Big Switch, a consumer network.

Mr Zinn is currently the Director of, a consumer empowerment initiative; and a Board Member of the Australian Youth Mentorship Network and the new statutory body Cemeteries and Crematoria NSW.



Dr Emma Webster

Dr Webster is Senior Lecturer in Rural Research at the School of Rural Health, University of Sydney. In addition to teaching Population Medicine to Stage 3 in Sydney Medical School MD, this role involves teaching research, supporting clinicians to undertake research and allows Dr Webster to pursue her research interests: undertaking health services research to drive improvements in care for rural communities, public health research relevant to rural communities, and; co-design and development of research which strengthens Aboriginal ways of knowing and doing. As a result she has a broad knowledge of research designs and experience in a wide range of topic areas.


Scott Rollason

CEO Family Day Care Australia



Leigh-anne Shannon

Not For Profit Expert



Olivia Boyle




Dr Gary Browne

Sydney Children's Hospital Network