Our publications

Recent articles

Menih, H. (2020) ‘Come Night-time, It’s a War Zone’: Women’s Experiences of Homelessness, Risk and Public Space. The British Journal of Criminology, azaa018, doi.org/10.1093/bjc/azaa018

Millar, E. (2020), Abortion stigma as a social process. Women's Studies International Forum, 78: 102328. doi: 10.1016/j.wsif.2019.102328

Murray, S., Bullen, J., Theobald, J. & Watson, J. (in press) Building the evidence for family violence policy reform: An Australian perspective on the value of, and challenges facing, women’s refuges. Social Policy and  Society.

Rathus, Z., Jeffries, S., Menih, H., & Field, R. (2019). “It’s Like Standing on a Beach, Holding Your Children’s Hands, and Having a Tsunami Just Coming Towards You”: Intimate Partner Violence and “Expert” Assessments in Australian Family Law. Victims & Offenders, 14(4), 408-440. doi.org/10.1080/15564886.2019.1580646

Baird, B., & Millar, E. (2019). More than stigma: Interrogating counter narratives of abortion. Sexualities, 22(7–8), 1110–1126. doi: 10.1177/1363460718782966

Russell, E. K. (2019), Ambivalent investments: Lessons from LGBTIQ efforts to reform policing, Current Issues in Criminal Justice, 31 (3) 378-395. doi: 10.1080/10345329.2019.1623969

Taft, A. J., Powell, R. L., Watson, L. F., Lucke, J. C., Mazza, D. and McNamee, K. (2019), Factors associated with induced abortion over time: secondary data analysis of five waves of the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 43 (2) 137-142. doi:10.1111/1753-6405.12874

Wilson I, Eurenius E, Lindkvist M, Edin K, Edvardsson K. (2019) Is there an association between pregnant women's experience of violence and their partner's drinking? A Swedish population–based study. Midwifery, 69:84-91

Plug, S. & Collins, A. (2018) It hurts to help: Vicarious trauma in research and community projects in South Africa. Australian Community Psychologist, 29 (1) 22-35

Mukumana, D. Collins, A. Rosa, W. (2018) Genocide Rape Trauma: A conceptual framework for Understanding the Psychological Suffering of Rwandan Survivors. Research and Theory for Nursing Practice, 32 (2), 124-143.

Forsdike K, O’Connor M, Castle D, Hegarty K. Exploring Australian psychiatrists’ and psychiatric trainees’ knowledge, attitudes and preparedness in responding to adults experiencing domestic violence. Australasian Psychiatry, 2018, Jul 26. doi: 10.1177/1039856218789778

Forsdike K, Tarzia L, Flood M, Vlais R, Hegarty K. “A lightbulb moment”: Using the theory of planned behaviour to explore the challenges and opportunities for early engagement of Australian men who use violence in their relationships. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 2018, Jun 1. doi: 10.1177/0886260518780778

Tarzia L, Forsdike K, Feder G, Hegarty K. Interventions in Health Settings for Male Perpetrators or Victims of Intimate Partner Violence. Trauma, Violence and Abuse, 2017, Dec 4. doi: 10.1177/1524838017744772

Forsdike K, Humphreys C, Diemer K, Ross S, Gyorki L, Maher H, Vye P, Llewelyn F, Hegarty K. An Australian hospital's training programme and referral pathway within a multi-disciplinary health-justice partnership addressing family violence. Australia and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 2017, 42(3):284-290. doi: 10.1111/1753-6405.12743

Edvardsson K, Axmon A, Powell R, Davey MA. Male-biased sex ratios in Australian migrant populations: a population-based study of 1 191 250 births 1999-2015. International Journal of Epidemiology, 2018, 1-13. doi: 10.1093/ije/dyy148

Signorelli, M. C., Hillel, S.,3 Oliveira, D. C., Ayala Quintanilla, B. P. Hegarty, K., Taft, A. (2018). "Voices from low-and-middle-income countries: a systematic review of primary health care interventions within public health systems addressing intimate partner violence against women", BMJ Open 2018;8:e019266. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2017-019266

Ayala Quintanilla, B. P, Taft, A., McDonald, S. & Pollock, W. (2018). "The impact of violence against women on severe acute maternal morbidity in the intensive care unit: a case-control study protocol", BMJ Open, 14;8(3):e020147. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2017-020147

Mukumana, D. Brysiewicz, R. Collins, A. Rosa, W. (2018) “Genocide Rape Trauma Management: An Integrated Framework for Supporting Survivors”, Advances in Nursing Science., 41(1), 41-56.

Loney-Howes, R, January 2018, “Sexual assault reporting anonymous (SARA) application data: 2013-2016.” Report prepared for South Eastern Centre Against Sexual Assault (SECASA). Melbourne, RMIT University

Plug, S. & Collins, A. (in press) “It hurts to help: Vicarious trauma in sensitive research and community projects in South Africa”, Australian Community Psychologist, 29,1 (in press, accepted 6 Feb 2018)

Mukumana, D. Collins, A. Rosa, W. (in press) “Genocide Rape Trauma: A Conceptual Framework for Understanding the Psychological Suffering of Rwandan Survivors”, Research and Theory for Nursing Practice (in press, accepted August 26th, 2017)

Loney-Howes, R, forthcoming, “Shifting the rape script: coming out as a rape victim online”, Frontiers: A Journal of Women’s Studies.

Crombie, N., Hooker, L., & Reisenhofer, S. (2017). Nurse and midwifery education and intimate partner violence: A scoping review. Journal of Clinical Nursing. doi:10.1111/jocn.13376.

Hooker, L., Theobald, J., Anderson, K., Billett, P., & Baron, P. (2017). Violence against Young Women in non-urban areas of Australia: a scoping review. Trauma, Violence and Abuse, 1-15. doi:0.1177/1524838017725752

Taft, A., & Hooker, L. (2017). Domestic and family violence. In G. Thomson & V. Schmied (Eds.), Psychosocial resilience and risk in the perinatal period: Implications and guidance for professionals. Oxford: Routledge. ISBN: 978-1-13-810158-6

Wilson, I. M., Graham, K., & Taft, A. (2017). Living the cycle of drinking and violence: A qualitative study of women's experience of alcohol-related intimate partner violence. Drug and Alcohol Review. Special Issue: Intimate partner violence and substance misuse. 36(1);115-124 doi: 10.1111/dar.12405

Hooker, L., Samaraweera, N., Agius, P., & Taft, A. (2016). Intimate partner violence and the experience of early motherhood: A cross-sectional analysis of factors associated with a poor experience of motherhood. Midwifery, 34, 88-94. doi: 10.1016/j.midw.2015.12.011

Hooker, L., & Taft, A. (2016). Using theory to design, implement and evaluate sustained nurse domestic violence screening and supportive care. Journal of Research in Nursing, 21(5-6), 432-442. doi: 10.1177/1744987116649633

Books and reports

Hegarty, K., Spangaro, J., Koziol-McLain, J., Walsh, J., Lee, A., Kyei-Onanjiri, M. … Spurway, K. (2020). Sustainability of identification and response to domestic violence in antenatal care (The SUSTAIN study) (Research report, 06/2020). Sydney, NSW: ANROWS

Ison, J. (2019) It’s not just men and women: LGBTQIA people and #MeToo. Fileborne, B. & Loney-Howes, R. (eds). ‘#MeToo and the Politics of Social Change’. Palgrave Macmillan, Cham.

Theobald, J. & Murray, S.(2019) Domestic violence activism in Victoria, Australia, 1974-2016, in Alana Piper and Ana Stevenson (eds) Gender Violence in Australia: Historical Perspectives, Monash University Press, Melbourne

Theobald, J., Murray, S. & Smart, J. (2017) From the Margins to the Mainstream: The Domestic Violence Services Movement in Victoria, Australia, 1974-2016, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne.

Kaspiew, R., Horsfall, B., Qu, L., Nicholson, J., Humphreys, C., Diemer, K., Nguyen, C., Buchanan, F., Hooker, L., Taft, A., Westrupp, E., Cooklin, A., Carson, R., & Dunstan, J. (2017). Domestic and family violence and parenting: Mixed-method insights into impact and support needs: Final report. Sydney: ANROWS. Final Report [PDF 6.88MB]

Kaspiew, R., Horsfall, B., Qu, L., Nicholson, J., Humphreys, C., Diemer, K., Nguyen, C., Buchanan, F., Hooker, L., Taft, A., Westrupp, E., Cooklin, A., Carson, R., & Dunstan, J. (2017). Domestic and family violence and parenting: Mixed-method insights into impact and support needs. Key findings and future directions. Sydney: ANROWS. Key Findings [PDF 914KB]

Hooker, L., Kaspiew, R., & Taft, A. (2016). Domestic and family violence and parenting: Mixed method insights into impact and support needs. ANROWS Landscapes: State of Knowledge Report.

Wild K., Taft A., Gomes L., et al. (2016) Building a primary health care response to violence against women: The knowledge and needs of midwives in three municipalities of Timor-Leste. UNTL, Dili and La Trobe University, Melbourne [PDF 4.2MB]

Hooker L., Taft A., Nicholson J., Westrupp E. (2015). Examination of children affected by family and domestic violence: Invited submission to the Human Rights Commission. [PDF 504KB]


Wilson, I. (2016) Joint submission of the Judith Lumley Centre and the Centre for Alcohol Policy Research to the review of the Liquor Control Reform Act 1988

LAVAWN (2015) Submission to the Victorian Royal Commission into Family Violence [PDF 550KB].

Opinion pieces

Wilson, I. & Taft, A. Alcohol’s link to domestic violence is in focus – now what? The Conversation, 24 Feb 2015. Available from: https://theconversation.com/profiles/ingrid-wilson-155461/articles

Fileborn, B and Loney-Howes, R, December 2017, “#Metoo, rape culture and the paradoxes of social media campaigns”, Social Justice Journal blog, http://www.socialjusticejournal.org/metoo-rape-culture-and-the-paradoxes-of-social-media-campaigns/