Research and Evaluation by the Social Work Group at the University of Melbourne
Our research is applied with a focus on informing policy and practice to improve the circumstances for those affected by family violence, particularly women and their children. We are always interested in thoughtful and respectful dialogue with other researchers, practitioners and policy makers.
We partner with governments, non-government organisations and peak bodies to further the evidence base to support reform and advocacy to end violence against women and their children. Our research is interdisciplinary and we provide leadership in the MAEVe network (Melbourne Alliance to End Violence Against Women and Children) and the Safer Families Centre for Research Excellence.
Our lead researchers are specialised in domestic and family violence; child abuse; evaluation; and Indigenous research
Cathy Humphreys, Professor of Social Work
Dr Kristin Diemer, Senior Research Fellow
Dr Margaret Kertesz, Senior Research Fellow
Shawana Andrews, Senior Lecturer in Aboriginal Health
David Gallant, Early Career Researcher
Dr Gemma McKibbin, Early Career Researcher
Dr David Rose, Senior Lecturer in Social Work