All publications


Book chapters

  • Laing, L., & Heward-Belle, S. (2020). Domestic violence and family law. In R. E. Fleury-Steiner, M. K. Hefner, & S. L. Miller (Ed.), Civil court responses to intimate partner violence and abuse (pp. 89–113), San Diego, USA: Cognella Academic Publishing.
  • Laing, L. (2016). Feminism and Social Policy. In S. Wendt & N. Moulding (Ed.), Contemporary Feminisms in Social Work Practice (pp. 54–69), Oxon & NY: Routledge.
  • Laing, L. and Rawsthorne, M. (2011). Research Skills for Practitioners. In O'Hara, A. & Pockett, R. (Ed.), Skills for Human Service Practice (2nd ed., pp. 326–338), South Melbourne, Victoria: Oxford.
  • Laing, L. (2009). Violence Abuse and Health. In Bywaters, P., McLeod, E. and Napier, L. (Eds.), Social Work and Global Health Inequalities (pp. 105–117), Bristol: The Policy Press.
  • Laing, L. (2008). 'Violence', criminal justice, the law, policy and practice. In Barbara Fawcett and Fran Waugh (Eds.), Addressing Violence, Abuse and Oppression: Debates and Challenges (pp. 67–79), New York London: Routledge.
  • Laing, L. (2004). Children, Young People and Domestic Violence: a discussion paper for frontline service providers and educators. In C. Ralfs, J. Cunningham, K. Jennings, J. Breckenridge & P. Carden (Ed.), Point of Contact: Responding to children living with family and domestic violence (Vol. 3, pp. 17–33), Canberra: Partnerships Against Domestic Violence, Australian Government.

Journal articles

  • Wangmann, J., Laing, L., & Stubbs, J. (2020). Exploring gender differences in domestic violence reported to the NSW Police Force. Current issues in criminal justice. DOI:10.1080/10345329.2020.1745136
  • Heward-Belle, S., Laing, L. Humphreys, C. & Toivonen, C. (2018). Intervening with Children Living with Domestic Violence: Is the System Safe?. Australian Social Work. DOI:10.1080/0312407X.2017.1422772
  • Laing, L., Heward-Belle, S. & Toivonen, C. (2018). Practitioner Perspectives on Collaboration Across Domestic Violence, Child Protection, and Family Law: Who's Minding the Gap?. Australian Social Work. DOI:10.1080/0312407X.2017.1422528
  • Laing, L. . (2017). Secondary Victimization: Domestic Violence Survivors Navigating the Family Law System. Violence Against Women, 23(11), 1314–1335. DOI:10.1177/1077801216659942
  • Laing, L., Tolliday, D., Kelk, N., Law, B. . (2014). Recidivism following community based treatment for non-adjudicated young people with sexually abusive behaviors. Sexual Abuse in Australia and New Zealand, 6(1), 38–47.
  • Rowley, J., Scanlon, L., Laing, L., Smith, L., Treleaven, L. (2014). Improving Professional Learning and Teaching through the Development of a Quality Process. Journal of Education and Training, 1(1), 84–104.
  • Laing, L., Irwin, J, & Toivonen, C . (2012). Across the Divide: Using research to enhance collaboration between mental health and domestic violence services. Australian Social Work, 65(1), 120–135. DOI:
  • Laing,L., Irwin, J., and Toivonen, C. (2010). Women’s Stories of Collaboration Between Domestic Violence and Mental Health Services. Communities, Children and Families, 5(2), 16–28.
  • Laing, L. (2008). A Perilous Journey: Seeking protection in the aftermath of domestic violence. Communities Children and Families Australia, 3(2), 19–28.

Conference papers

  • Laing, L. (2009). No Safe Place: Women’s Experiences of Managing Child Contact in the Context of Domestic Violence. In 20th Asia Pacific Social Work Conference . Auckland, New Zealand, 11-13 November 2009.
  • Laing, L. (2009). “It really was that I was nuts and therefore it was legitimate!” – The interface between domestic violence and mental health . In Special Session: Prevention of Violence against Women, Australian Social Policy Conference. UNSW, 8-10 July 2009.
  • Laing, L. (2006). Swimming Against the Tide: managing child contact in the context of domestic violence. In Not published. Wellington, New Zealand, 14-16 February 2006.
  • Laing, L, Breckenridge, J. (2004). Listening to Mothers and their Children - Implications for Counselling in Child Sexual Assault. In Not published. Adelaide Convention Centre, Adelaide, Australia, October 2 - 5 2004.