CQUni Events

Bystander Behaviour Forum

Start: 19th Sep 2018 10:00am
End: 19th Sep 2018 1:30pm
Duration: 3 hours and 30 minutes
Location: CQUniversity Brisbane Campus, Level 6, Room 6.10-11

Type: Seminar/Lecture
Category: Community
Region: Brisbane


In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing. The worst thing you can do is nothing - Theodore Roosevelt

CQUniversity Brisbane invites you to attend a community forum on Bystander Behaviour.

The Bystander Effect occurs when the presence of others discourages an individual from intervening in an emergency situation. Find out why people demonstrate this behaviour when others are in difficulty or are in situations that require intervention.

The Bystander Effect happens in all aspects of life – in the school yard, at home, in our communities, in the work place, and in business. Hear from a range of experts about the consequences of the Bystander Effect and what we can do about it.

Our speakers include:

  • Professor Matt Rockloff, CQUniversity. Matt conducted Bystander Intervention research under the direction of Prof Bibb Latan√©, one of the original discovers of the Bystander Effect
  • Mr Michael Jeh.  Michael runs lifeskills programs for sporting codes at national and local levels, schools and parent groups, and is a regular contributor to ABC Radio Brisbane
  • Dr Heather Lovatt, CQUniversity, Director, Queensland Centre for Domestic and Family Violence Research
  • Inspector Owen Hortz, Queensland Police Service. Owen has over 35 years experience in law enforcement
  • Mr Graham Newton, Partner McGrath Nicol. Graham has worked extensively throughout Australia and overseas assisting clients in a range of forensic engagements including fraud, corruption and misconduct investigations.

We hope the forum will both inform and stimulate further discussion to address the impact of the Bystander Effect in our communities.

Please register your attendance for this event here.

For more information please contact Brisbane Campus Reception on 3295 1188 or email brisbane@cqu.edu.au.

Add the Bystander Behaviour Forum event to your Outlook calendar