Our network

The LAVAWN membership includes a diverse range of researchers across many disciplines working on a variety of exciting and innovative projects. Our researchers are across different stages of their research careers including principal researchers, early and middle-career researchers and higher degree students. Please see below for more information on our researchers.

NameDepartment Key areas
Beatrice Alba ARCSHS School of Public Health
  • sexual aggression
  • misogyny
  • feminism
Beatriz Ayala Judith Lumley Centre
  • severe maternal morbidity
  • violence against women
Michelle BartonLa Trobe Student Association
  • student advocacy in higher education
  • silencing as a tactic of control
  • social conditioning of people with disabilities and vulnerability to violence
Anthony Collins Justice and Legal Studies
  • gender based violence
  • intimate violence
  • violent masculinities
  • vicarious trauma amongst GBV research +
    support workers
Cee Devlin Gender, Sexuality and Diversity Studies
  • gender studies
  • queer theory
  • autobiography
Geoff Dickson Sports Management
  • sport
  • sponsorship and VAW
Kirsty Duncanson Justice and Legal Studies
  • sexual violence
  • law
  • gender
Quinn Eades Politics & Philosophy
  • trans studies
  • queer theory
  • autobiography
Kristina Edvardsson Public Health
  • sex selection
  • gender discriminatory practices in
    pregnancy and childbirth
Kirsty Forsdike Management-Business
  • sport
  • family violence
  • women's wellbeing
Leesa HookerRural Nursing and Midwifery
  • domestic violence
  • maternal and child health
  • early intervention
Jessica Ison Judith Lumley Centre
  • FV & sexual violence prevention
  • LGBTQIA+ communities
  • safety on campus
Stevie Lebhers Education
  • teaching
  • trauma
  • high-poverty
Helena MenihJustice & Legal Studies
  • gender and social justice
  • women & homelessness & DFV
  • domestic/family violence
  • family report writing and domestic violence
Engi MessihLa Trobe Law School
  • law / family law
  • domestic violence/family violence
  • intervention violence orders
  • discrimination
Gosia Mikolajczak Psychology and Counselling
  • gender stereotypes
  • sexism
Erica MillarCrime, Justice and Legal Studies
  • state-based reproductive coercion
  • regulating abortion
  • gender theory
Ellen Munro  
  • queer/lesbian intimate partner violence
Jessica Murphy ARCSHS
  • gender
Ali Norton Safer Community
  • primary prevention
Matthew Parsons ARCSHS
  • domestic violence
Curtis Redd Gender, Sexuality and Diversity Studies
  • gender
  • queer
  • violence
Hannah Robert Law Schools
  • family law
  • reproductive rights
  • violence against pregnant people
Emma RussellCrime Justice and Legal Studies
  • policing and LGBTQI+ people
  • women, criminalisation and incarceration
  • prison experiences
Nicole Shackleton  
  • gender and law
  • discrimination
  • violence against women
Mira Stammers Law
  • stalking
  • intervention orders
  • the court's understanding of the impact
    of mental health on behaviours impacting stalking/breaches of IVOs
Angela Taft Public health
  • IPV/Family Violence
  • VAW & Health
  • Australia & Timor Leste

Jacqui Theobald

Social Work and Social Policy
  • homelessness
  • historical and contemporary context of domestic violence services
  • gendered violence
  • social work
Laura Tolton Spanish and Latin American Studies
  • obstetric violence
  • ideology  discourse
Tasha Weir 
  • gender equity in research
Felicity YoungGender-based violence and international relations studies
  • gender-based violence
  • family violence
  • international development

Contact Us

Please contact Jess Ison if you would like to get in touch with network members.

Email: j.ison@latrobe.edu.au