Webinar Series – Compromised Conscience

April 5, 2021

You are invited to join ASCN (New Zealand) for the next Webinar in the series as we continue to explore the issue of Moral Injury and Identity and its impact on the Wellbeing Outcomes of Military, Veterans, Public Safety Officers and Families Wellbeing.

Compromised Conscience: What do we know, think we know, and need to know about Moral Injury in Public Safety Personnel.”

In this presentation Dr Lorraine Smith MacDonald, Dr Liana Lentz and Dr David Malloy will present their scoping review and reference guide on Moral Injury in Public Safety Personnel.

Presenters:  Dr Lorraine Smith-MacDonald | Postdoctoral Fellow
Heroes in Mind, Advocacy, and Research Consortium (HiMARC)
Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Alberta

Dr Liana Lentz | Postdoctoral Associate
Western University; and The Canadian Institute of Public Safety Research and Training (CIPSRT).

Dr David C. Malloy | Principal
King’s University College, Western University

Date:  Wednesday 28th of April 2021

Time:  New Zealand 9.00 am
Australia 7.00 am Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra and Brisbane
The Netherlands 11.00 pm Amsterdam, Thursday 8th of April 2021
The UK 10.00 pm London, Thursday 8th of April 2021
Canada 5.00 pm Toronto, 2.00 pm Vancouver, Thursday 8th of April 2021
The USA 5.00 pm New York, 2.00 pm Los Angeles, Thursday 8th of April 2021

There will be a one hour presentation followed by a one hour interactive Q&A session that will allow participants to ask the presenters questions about points raised in the presentation or current issues on transition related to their work.


To participate in this Webinar with Dr Smith-MacDonald, Dr Liana Lentz and Dr David C. Malloy Register at:


When you have registered you will receive information on how to access the webinar online.


Dr Lorraine Smith-MacDonald

Dr Lorraine Smith-MacDonald is a Postdoctoral Fellow within the Heroes in Mind, Advocacy, and Research Consortium (HiMARC) in the Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine, at the University of Alberta.   HiMARC is the provincial initiative researching the health and wellbeing of military, veterans, public safety personnel, and their families.

Her research focuses on the intersectionality of the mental and spiritual domains of health and specializes in Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Moral Injury.

Dr Smith-MacDonald’s holds a PhD from the University of Calgary, a Masters of Divinity from the University of Toronto, and a Masters in Psychotherapy from Sir Wilfrid Laurier University. She also holds clinical designations and works as a trauma therapist and chaplain. (113/250)

Dr Liana Lentz

Dr Liana Lentz is a former Police Officer and currently a Postdoctoral Associate at Western University and the Canadian Institute of Public Safety Research and Training (CIPSRT).

Her public health-based research focuses on injury prevention in public safety personnel.  More specifically, she has examined the relationship between physical fitness and musculoskeletal injury in police officers.  Currently, her research is focused on occupational stress injuries in public safety personnel.

Dr Lentz holds a PhD from the University of Alberta, a Masters of Arts and a Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Education and Recreation.  She is currently working on a certificate in Crisis Management.

Dr David C. Malloy, PhD

Dr David C. Malloy, is a Western alumnus having obtained both his Bachelor and Master degrees from Western’s Faculty of Physical Education.  He received his doctorate from the University of Ottawa in Educational Administration.

In 2019, he was named the Principal of King’s University College at Western University in London, Ontario, Canada.  This follows a 30-year career with the University of Regina, both as a faculty member and administrator, including the Vice-President, Research.

Previously at the University of Regina, he held positions as Assistant Dean of the Faculty of Kinesiology & Health Studies, Associate Dean in the Faculty of Graduate Studies & Research, and Associate Vice-President (Research). 

Dr Malloy has maintained an active research portfolio with a focus on applied philosophy in health care. His interests include ethical decision-making, codes of ethics, existential hardiness, personhood, and ethical climate/culture.


This series of real time education and information sharing webinars has been developed by ASCN an Australian and New Zealand Not For Profit organisation in collaboration with its partners in the each of the 5 Eyes Countries (Australia, New Zealand, Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom).

In 2021 Open Door: Veteran Transition Integration Wellbeing Research Centre at Flinders University is partnering with ASCN to develop and present the webinar series.

The Webinars in the series are being presented by International Thought Leaders and Researchers from each of the 5 Eyes Countries and Robert Lippiatt from ASCN is the chair of the series.  Robert has had significant international experience chairing and facilitating Defence and Veterans Forums.

Each Webinar is intended to share key issues and insights on Military Veteran Transition and post service life gained through research and other ongoing work with military members, veterans and their families in the relevant country and to stimulate ongoing conversations and collaborations.

Watch out for information and registration instructions for further Webinars in the series in 2021.

If you require any additional information on these Webinars or would like to register your interest in participating in the rest of the Webinar series please contact Steve Shamy at the ASCN Secretariat at email ascn.nz@gmail.com.



ASCN (New Zealand) in conjunction with ASCN (Australia) form the Trans Tasman Australasian Services Care Network (ASCN).

This Not for profit Network acts as a neutral and independent hub for discussion and action by Government, Research, Service Providers and Advocacy on health and wellbeing questions and issues that impact military, veterans, public safety officers and their families in both countries.

It is committed to improving the life-long health and wellbeing of current and former members of the Defence Force (Regular and Reserve), Public Safety Organisations and their Families

Open Door

Open Door is an Australasian multi-disciplinary research and diffusion hub based at Flinders University that exists to undertake and disseminate research information to academics, practitioners and veterans interested in research and to contribute to evidence informed discussions on policy and service design and delivery to veterans. first responders and their families.

Its research is multidisciplinary, applied and theoretical and includes amongst other topics:
• key service provision challenges (claims, case work, crisis care)
• key policy challenges (including institutional abuse, veteran suicide or veterans in correction)
• social, cultural and historical research on Defence and Veterans Affairs legislation, policy and service provision
• clinical and cognitive psychological evidence and practice
• new approaches for veterans with transition challenges, traumatic stress injuries and moral injury.

Open Door‘s approach is based on the view that the best source of evidence on veteran issues are veterans. The Centre uses a co-design approach that draws upon the lived experiences of veterans and their families.

The Open Door team is made up of veteran researchers and policy experts drawn from a number of Universities across Australia and New Zealand. Its aim is to bring together the best minds and thinkers to conduct applied and blue-sky research that demonstrates what works for veterans in transition and across the life course.

Like ASCN. Open Door is committed to contributing to enhancing the Wellbeing of veterans. first responders and their families.