Jeffrey Chan commenced as the Senior Practitioner, Behaviour Support on 9 July 2018. Jeff has worked in human services for nearly 30 years in government and in non-government settings. Jeff has worked in various capacities, including as a clinical practitioner, in senior management and as a direct support worker.
He held two inaugural statutory roles in Victoria and in Queensland in the area of protecting the rights of people with disability subject to restrictive practices and those in contact with the criminal justice system. Prior to his current role, Jeff was Deputy CEO of the largest intellectual disability service provider in Singapore.
Jeff is an applied researcher with more than 80 publications in international refereed journals and a partner in more than $2.5M ARC and NHMRC research grants. In his previous roles, he has commissioned and provided more than a $1M in research grants to providers and practitioners. He serves in an editorial capacity in two journals and a guest reviewer for several international journals in disability.
He is Adjunct Professor at the University of Queensland’s School of Education. He was also a Finalist in the Australian Human Rights Award 2010 for Community (Individual) category for his work in protecting the rights of people with disabilities subjected to restrictive interventions.