JaneMaree is a feminist social scientist whose research is focused in two key areas of gendered social science: women’s work and family, and gendered violence. She critically examines the interactions of families and societies, with an emphasis on how gendered social structures impact on women’s safety, security and mothering.
JaneMaree started the Centre for Women’s Studies and Gender Research in 1999. She is now Program Lead in the Monash Gender & Family Violence team, working on a range of
projects addressing violence against women, with a focus on new frameworks for prevention.
“The current climate is positive, but we don’t want to relax and think we can easily achieve long-term prevention without a great deal of hard work ahead of us,” she says. “We really don’t want to be having these conversations again in 20 years’ time.”
JaneMaree Maher's Articles
The leading threat to women's safety
Men’s violence continues to threaten, restrict and harm the lives of Victorian women at alarming levels.
A welcome pivot on family violence
Police are now treating perpetrators as seriously as terrorists and murderers.
Falling short on family violence
Despite having a code of practice in place for investigating incidents, police duty failures are all too common.
Murder in the family
The killing of a parent by his or her child is a relatively uncommon form of family violence. We need to know much more about it to prevent it.
All talk, no action on family violence
The Turnbull government's budget has failed to match its expressed desire to take violence against women seriously.
Tackling intimate partner homicide
At least one woman a week is killed by a man in Australia. A new research project aims to find pathways to prevention.
Anti-terrorist centre needs focus on family violence too
The Victorian centre's effectiveness will be muted unless it includes experts on violence against women.