Gender & Family Violence graduate research

The Monash Gender and Family Violence program is working closely with the State Government on the outcomes of the world leading Royal Commission into Family Violence.

The program engages with the continuum of family violence prevention, from primary prevention-preventing violence before it occurs, secondary prevention – early intervention to stop recurring violence and tertiary intervention and response, to prevent long-term harm from violence.

Research areas and projects

Our research projects include state government work such as the redevelopment of Men’s Behaviour Change Program Minimum Standards (Recommendation 91, RCFV) and the Review of the Family Violence Information Sharing Scheme (Recommendation 5, RCFV).

We are also conducting projects funded by national competitive grant schemes including from the Australia Research Council and the Australian National Research Centre for Women’s Safety for projects, focused on intimate partner homicide, violence against women with disability, and perpetrator interventions.

We work closely with the family violence sector including specialist men’s and women’s family violence services, Victoria Police, the Department of Justice and Corrections and the Magistrates Courts. Our researchers are invited members of a number of state government expert committees and working groups as well as national bodies.

We currently have graduate students working on projects on intimate partner homicide death reviews and the evaluation of Men’s Behaviour Change Programs: key areas identified as needing deeper research both in Australia and internationally.

Student profile

Name: Karla Elliott
Discipline: Sociology/Centre for Women’s Studies & Gender Research

'My graduate studies .. equipped me with the skills to be an effective team member and to produce high-quality work, independently.. '

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Supervisor profile

Name: Professor JaneMaree Maher
Focus group: Gender and Family Violence

"Highlights in this area of my work are the many former graduate students who are now making critical contributions in their areas of expertise"

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