Women, Children and Domestic Family Violence

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Domestic and family violence can happen to anyone - regardless of country, religion, sexuality, gender, social background socio-economic status, age or culture. If you or someone you know is experiencing domestic or family violence, you can contact 1800RESPECT on 1800 737 732.

Our Speakers

A/Professor Tim Moore, Deputy Director, Australian Centre for Child Protection, University of South Australia.
“Slow down and listen”: supporting children and young people who have experienced FDV
Tim has worked with children and young people for more than two decades to understand how they understand their experiences and how services and systems might better support them. His research spans child protection, youth homelessness, justice, family violence and child, youth and family work.

Professor Stephanie Brown, Head, Intergenerational Health Group, Murdoch Children’s Research Institute (MCRI) / joint appointment at SAHMRI.
Inviting Aboriginal women to share their experiences of family and community violence: methods, results and community benefits.
Stephanie has two decades of experience working at the interface of policy, health services and community to co-design and implement policy relevant epidemiological and intervention research focusing on the beginning of life, when change is most likely to lead to reduction of health inequalities across the life course. Stephanie lives and works on Wurundjeri and Bunurong Country. Stephanie is also Director of the Stronger Futures CRE and Co-Convenor of the Aboriginal Health Program at MCRI.

Professor Sally Robinson, Disability and Community Inclusion, College of Nursing and Health Sciences, Flinders University.
Early intervention violence prevention: What helps in families where disability is a feature?
Sally’s research is focused on barriers to safety and wellbeing for children and young people with disability and their supporters. She is currently working on projects relating to domestic and family violence, abuse in disability services, and service quality.


Dr Fiona Buchanan, Senior Lecturer / Deputy Director, Safe Relationships and Communities Research Group, University of South Australia.
From practice to research: survivors voices informing responses.
Before entering academia, Fiona worked for many years with women and child survivors of domestic and family violence in the UK and then Australia. Her research interests are concerned with children, mothering and relationships between women and children affected by domestic violence. Fiona has presented at many global conferences and published widely in international journals plus authored seven book chapters. Her book: Mothering in domestic violence: beyond attachment theory, (2018) is published by Routledge.

Our Chair
Professor Carol Maher (HDA Co-Convenor), Professor of Population and Digital Health, Medical Research Future Fund Investigator / Deputy Director of the Alliance for Research in Exercise, Nutrition and Activity (ARENA), University of South Australia.

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