Sr Maree Marsh
Maree Marsh csb is the former Congregational Leader of the Brigidine Sisters and is currently the Chair of ACRATH (Australian Catholic Religious Against Trafficking in Humans).
She works part time as a psychologist at Anti-Slavery Australia, a centre within the Faculty of Law at the University of Technology Sydney, assisting women and men trafficked into or enslaved in Australia.
Maree's background is in education and psychology.
She began her professional life as a secondary school teacher before taking up a counselling position at the Australian Catholic University. Her professional life also involves support for women who have experienced clerical sex abuse.
Maree has a doctorate in Ministry from Boston University.
While on study leave she researched processes adopted for managing disclosures of sexual abuse in the Boston Archdiocese and studied documents developed by the Canadian Bishops as an outcome of sexual abuse that took place in that country in the 1970s and 1980s.
In more recent years, as Congregational Leader of the Brigidine sisters, Maree spent considerable time in Ireland and was very much aware of the developments and the impact of the Ryan Commission Inquiry into institutional child abuse in Ireland.