Violence against women and children

Research in this area is undertaken from a feminist perspective. It is aimed at producing knowledge that increases our understanding of the impact of violence in women’s and children’s lives and that can contribute to practice and policy to enhance the lives of women and children who live or have lived with violence. Research topics include: violence and the law, post separation violence, sexual assault against women and children, integrated responses to violence, and the intersections of violence with other factors such as age, sexuality, poverty, race, ethnicity, religion and geographical location.

Researchers in this area include:

Professor Jude Irwin Emerita Professor of Social Work and Social Justice, Social Work and Policy Studies
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Dr Lesley Laing Senior Lecturer, Undergraduate and Pre-service Programs; Program Director (MSW, Q); Program Director (BSW)
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Dr Denise Lynch Honorary Senior Lecturer
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Dr Margot Rawsthorne Convenor Social Work & Policy Studies; Senior Lecturer, Community Development; Faculty Coordinator, Postgraduate Coursework; Convenor, Master of Policy Studies
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Cherie Toivonen Senior Researcher
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Associate Professor Fran Waugh Acting Dean
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