Beata is a fierce advocate for the rights of Non- English speaking background women and children seeking safety as their fundamental human right.
Beata has extensive experience in working with people from refugee backgrounds within the context of seeking asylum, sexual assault, domestic violence, mental health, child safety, and intergenerational/intercultural youth issues. She is originally from Poland and has a background in psychology. She has personally experienced great dichotomies of civil rights during her journey of seeking asylum and, living in different countries. She is on the Board of the Refugee Council of Australia while managing the Mercy Community Romero Centre for people seeking asylum in Queensland.
Conference Day One Thursday 13
Welcome and Plenary: The challenge of change
Host Grace Edward MyQ Youth Council, BEMAC
Welcome to country by Uncle Cheg QUT Elder-in-Residence
Indigenous contemporary dance by Aunty Jeanette Fabila
Welcome to conference Beata Ostapiej-Piatkowski, Refugee Council of Australia and Associate Professor Renata Meuter, Head, School of Psychology and Counselling, QUT Faculty of Health.
Opening Session: The Challenge of Change
RAPPP1 Main Auditorium