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.”