Michael Levy was previously the Clinical Director of Justice Health Services (ACT). He was the Public Health and a Clinical Forensic Physician with national and international experience in prisoner health. He has worked with the European Committee for the Prevention of Torture - “CPT”; missions to Hungary and the United Kingdom.
He was a co-founder of the Australian Council of Prison Health Services. He is currently the Chair of the Prisoner Health Information Committee (Australian Institute of Health and Welfare).
He has visited health services at prisons in over 20 countries (including China, Mongolia, the Philippines and Kiribati).
He was the Secretary of the New South Wales Justice Health Human Ethics Research Committee from 2000 to 2006, and served briefly on the ACT Health Human Ethics Research Committee in 2010, developing expertise in the issue of human research with populations in unequal relationships.
He is a Board Member of the Community Restorative Centre, a non-government organisation concerned with the welfare of families of prisoners and the re-integration of ex-prisoners back into the community.
He is an advocate for the full implementation of all harm minimisation modalities for prisoners, at the threshold of a decision by the ACT Government to allow a regulated injecting equipment exchange in the ACT prison.
In June 2014 he was recognised for meritorious service with the Member of the Order of Australia in the General Division (AM) – “For significant service to medicine in the field of public health as a clinician, academic and educator”.
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