Gender and disaster
Intimate partner violence
Since 2009, Dr Debra Parkinson's research has focused on environmental justice and gender and disaster. Debra is an Adjunct Research Fellow with Monash University Disaster Resilience Initiative (MUDRI), and researcher for Women’s Health Goulburn North East (WHGNE) and Women’s Health In the North (WHIN). Over the past two decades, she has researched diverse gendered issues, including intimate partner violence and rape, women’s unequal access to the legal system, and gendered discrimination through the superannuation system.
In 2015, Debra was awarded the ‘Social and Political Sciences Graduate Research Thesis Award’ from Monash University for her PhD on increased domestic violence after the Victorian ‘Black Saturday’ bushfires.
Debra is also the manager of the Gender and Disaster pod
Debra Parkinson's Articles
Episode 18: The bushfires that changed Australia
The lasting impacts of the recent bushfires reach far and wide. Watch A Different Lens to find out why we’re still seeing them.