Our publications

Recent articles


Wild, K., Young, F., De Araujo, G., Fernandes, A., Gomes, L., Kelly, L., Taft, A. (2022) Healthcare Responses to Gender-Based Violence in Timor-Leste: Women Want Empathy, Information and Safety From an Integrated Support System. Journal of Interpersonal Violence. doi:10.1177/08862605211072156

Hailemariam M, Zlotnick C, Taft A, Johnson JE. (2022) MOSAIC (MOthers' AdvocateS In the Community) for pregnant women and mothers of children under 5 with experience of intimate partner violence: A pilot randomized trial study protocol. PLoS One. 2022 May 18;17(5):e0267679. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0267679

Fiolet, R., Cameron, J., Tarzia, L., Gallant, D., Hameed, M., Hooker, L., Koziol-McLain, J., Glover, K., Spangaro, J., & Hegarty, K. (2022). Indigenous people's experiences and expectations of health care professionals when accessing care for family violence: A qualitative evidence synthesis. Trauma Violence Abuse.


Adams, C., Hooker, L., & Taft, A. (2021). Threads of practice: Enhanced Maternal and Child Health nurses working with women experiencing family violence. Global Qualitative Nursing Research.

Adams, C., Hooker, L., & Taft, A. (2021). Managing Maternal and Child Health nurses undertaking family violence work in Australia: a qualitative study. Journal of Nursing Management.

Forsdike, K. & Fullagar, S. (2021) “Addressing the complexity of violence against women in sport: Using the World Café method to inform organizational response” Journal of Sport Management. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1123/jsm.2020-0435

Frew, E. A. and Forsdike, K. (2021) “Commemorative Events and Public Rituals: Redefining our Leisure Engagement with Violent Death as Healing Practice and/through Social Activism” Event Management DOI 10.3727/152599521X16192004803692

Hooker, L., & Taft, A. (2021). Who is being screened for intimate partner violence in primary care settings? Secondary data analysis of a cluster randomised trial. Maternal and Child Health Journal. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10995-021-03136-0

Ison, Hooker, L., Allen, M., Newton, M., & Taft, A. (2021). 'One of the most important subjects for a healthcare worker': cross-sectional student evaluation of family violence best practice response curriculum. Nursing & Health Scienceshttps://doi.org/10.1111/nhs.12910

Kalra, N., Hooker, L., Reisenhofer, S., Di Tanna, G.L., García-Moreno, C., 2021. Training healthcare providers to respond to intimate partner violence against women. Cochrane Database Syst. Rev.

Pokharel, B., Yelland, J., Hooker, L., & Taft, A. (2021). A Systematic Review of Culturally Competent Family Violence Responses to Women in Primary Care. Trauma, Violence & Abuse, 15248380211046968–15248380211046968. https://doi.org/10.1177/15248380211046968

Taft, A., Young, F., Hegarty, K., Yelland, J., Mazza, D., Boyle, D., Norman, R., Garcia-Moreno, C., Nguyen, C. D., Li, X., Pokharel, B., Allen, M., & Feder, G. (2021). HARMONY: A pragmatic cluster randomised controlled trial of a culturally competent systems intervention to prevent and reduce domestic violence among migrant and refugee families in general practice: Study protocol. BMJ Open, 11(7), e046431. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2020-046431


Wilson, I. M., K. Graham, A.-M. Laslett and A. Taft (2020). "Relationship trajectories of women experiencing alcohol-related intimate partner violence: A grounded-theory analysis of women's voices." Social Science & Medicine 264: 113307. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2020.113307

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


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

Forsdike K, O’Connor M, Castle D, Hegarty K. (2019) Exploring Australian psychiatrists’ and psychiatric trainees’ knowledge, attitudes and preparedness in responding to adults experiencing domestic violence. Australasian Psychiatry. doi: 10.1177/1039856218789778

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


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

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

Forsdike K, Tarzia L, Flood M, Vlais R, Hegarty K. (2018) “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. doi: 10.1177/0886260518780778

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


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.

Forsdike K, Humphreys C, Diemer K, Ross S, Gyorki L, Maher H, Vye P, Llewelyn F, Hegarty K. (2017) 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, 42(3):284-290. doi: 10.1111/1753-6405.12743

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

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

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

Books and reports


Hooker, L., Toone, E., Wendt, S., Humphreys, C., & Taft, A. (2022). RECOVER – Reconnecting mothers and children after family violence: The child–parent psychotherapy pilot (Research report, 05/2022). ANROWS. https://apo.org.au/sites/default/files/resource-files/2022-03/apo-nid316834.pdf


Forsdike, K., Dyson, S., Seal, E., O’Sullivan, G., De Silva, D., Donaldson, A., Hooker, L., Burnett, D., Alahakoon, D., and Nicholson, M. (2021). Our Watch Evaluation. Department of Social Services. https://plan4womenssafety.dss.gov.au/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/latrobe-university-our-watch-evaluation-final.pdf

Hooker, L., Ison, J., Henry, N., Fisher, C., Forsdike, K., Young, F., Korsmeyer, H., O’Sullivan, G., & Taft, A. (2021). Primary Prevention of Sexual Violence and Harassment Against Women and Girls: Combining Evidence and Practice Knowledge - Final Report and Theory of Change.


Hooker, L., Ison, J., O’Sullivan, G., Fisher, C., Henry, N., Forsdike, K., Young, F., & Taft, A. (2020). Primary prevention of sexual violence and harassment against women and girls: Combining evidence and practice knowledge - Evidence Review and Data Synthesis.

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]

Opinion pieces

Ison, J., Henry, N. & Loney-Howes, R. (2022) “‘Change the Course’ set out to end sexual violence and harassment on campus. 5 years on, unis still have work to do”, The Conversation, 17 March. Available: https://theconversation.com/change-the-course-set-out-to-end-sexual-violence-and-harassment-on-campus-5-years-on-unis-still-have-work-to-do-179108

Hindes, Sophie, Fileborn, B. & Ison, Jessica (2021) “LGBTQ+ people are being ignored in the national discussion on family and sexual violence”, The Conversation, 10 September. Available: https://theconversation.com/lgbtq-people-are-being-ignored-in-the-national-discussion-on-family-and-sexual-violence-167634

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/

Wilson, I.Taft, A. (2015) Alcohol’s link to domestic violence is in focus – now what? The Conversation, 24 Feb. Available fr