Helen Rhoades is a Professor of Law at the Melbourne Law School, where she teaches in the areas of Torts, Family Law, and Dispute Resolution. Helen has published widely in the area of family and children's law and is the co-editor with Rosemary Sheehan and Nicky Stanley of Vulnerable Children and the Law (2012). She has conducted a number of major research projects in this field, including investigations of the effects and process of family law reform, the links between law and social practices, and the factors that support and inhibit inter-professional colaboration within the family law system. Professor Rhoades has a particular interest in policy issues affecting the delivery of services to vulnerable families. In addition to her academic role, Helen is the Chair of the Family Law Council, which provides policy advice to the federal government on family law matters. She is also a member of the National Advisory Board of the Family Law Section of the Law Council of Australia.