Combating gender-based violence
Examining the similarities and differences between Australian and Brazilian policies towards gender-based violence.
When parents kill
A study reveals that filicide is a regular occurrence in Australia, not a rare one.
Counting intimate partner homicides
Better access to data is desperately needed to better understand the phenomenon in order to prevent it.
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.
A welcome pivot on family violence
Police are now treating perpetrators as seriously as terrorists and murderers.
Victoria should rethink defensive homicide
Scrapping the offence was a mistake and has left the law inflexibile in dealing with homicide offences.
Coercive control laws not the right path
New law is often seen as an answer in tackling intimate partner and family violence, but our research shows it is not always the best response.
Assumptions fail some victims of family violence
Police can misidentify victims as offenders because the real perpetrator has misled them.
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.
Unmasking the hidden terror of family violence
Family violence has been dragged into the open in countries around the world.
Manager of the Gender and Family Violence Prevention Centre
Professor of Sociology
Professor of Criminology
Emeritus Professor, Department of Social Work
Director, Gender and Family Violence Prevention Centre, Senior Lecturer in Criminology, School of Social Sciences
Conjoint Professor of Criminology