Silke is a criminologist and social worker, bringing practical and theoretical expertise to her research, teaching and writing. Her research centres on different aspects of domestic and family violence, including women and children’s safety and wellbeing, men’s accountability in their role as perpetrators and fathers, experiences specific to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and the role of domestic and family violence-informed practice in child protection, policing and court proceedings.Read more about Silke Meyer's research
Silke Meyer's Articles
Helping the helpers
New research finds frontline domestic violence workers are at risk of burnout due to increased pressures around COVID-19.
Shutting the door on family violence
The now-closed Senate inquiry has added little to what we already know, and brings the government’s commitment to the problem of domestic violence into question.
Family violence and the bystander effect
Bystanders have never been more critical in combating family violence than during coronavirus restrictions and household isolation.
Coronavirus and the domestic violence threat
For some women and children, safely isolating at home will simply not be an option.