Our publications

Recent articles


Davidson, D., Harris, B., & Menih, H. (2022). Young homeless people and domestic and family violence: Experiences, challenges and innovative responses. QUT Centre for Justice.

Adams, C., Hooker, L., & Taft, A. (2022). A systematic review and qualitative meta-synthesis of the roles of home-visiting nurses working with women experiencing family violence.  https://doi.org/10.1111/jan.15224

Adams, C., Hooker, L., & Taft, A. (2022). The characteristics of Australian Maternal and Child Health home visiting nurses undertaking family violence work: An interpretive description study.  https://doi.org/10.1111/jan.15160

Corbett, E., Theobald, J., Billett, P., Hooker, L., Edmonds, L., & Fisher, C. (2022). Revictimisation of women in non-urban areas: a scoping review. Trauma, Violence, & Abuse, 15248380221094317.

Jokwiro, Y., Wilson, E., & Bish, M. (2022). Losing passion and injured self-image: An interpretive description study of troubled conscience among registered nurses caring for older people with delirium in hospital. Collegian. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.colegn.2022.09.004

Wilson, E., & Johnson, N. (2022). Designing qualitative research for working with blogs as data. In U. Flick The SAGE Handbook of Qualitative Research Design (Vol. 2, pp. 903-923). SAGE Publications Ltd, https://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781529770278.n55

Jokwiro, Y., Wilson, E., & Bish, M. (2022). The extent and nature of stress of conscience among healthcare workers: A scoping review. Applied Nursing Research, 151554.https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apnr.2021.151554

Laslett, A.-M., Kuntsche, S., Wilson, I.M., Fulu, E., Jewkes, R. and Taft, A. Graham, K., (2022). The relationship between fathers’ heavy episodic drinking and fathering involvement in five Asia-Pacific countries: an individual participant data meta-analysis. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research

Laslett, A.-M. Commentary on Bischof et al (2022) Empirical and conceptual paradigms for studying secondary impacts of a person’s substance use on their social connections. Addiction: http://doi.org/10.1111/add.16049

Bahji, A., Acion, L., Laslett, A.-M., , Adinoff, B. (2022) Exclusion of the non-English speaking world from the scientific literature: recommendations for change in addiction. Nordic Studies on Alcohol and Drugs. DOI: 10.1177/14550725221102227

Laslett, A.-M., Edwards, N., Allsop, S., Ponicki, W. and Chikritzhs, T. (2022) Community level alcohol availability and child maltreatment: a state-wide panel analysis over 13 years,  Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs.

Jiang, H., Doran, C.M., Room, R., Chikritzhs, T.C., Ferris, J. and Laslett, A.-M. (2022) Beyond the drinker: Alcohol’s hidden costs in 2016 in Australia. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs.

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.


Thomas, N., & Menih, H. (2021). Negotiating multiple stigmas: substance use in the lives of women experiencing homelessness. International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction, 1-20.

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.

Andreas, J.B., Torvik, F.A., Ystrom, E., Skurtveit, S., Handal, M., Martinez, P., Laslett, A.-M. and Lund, I.O. (2021) Parental risk constellations and future Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD) in offspring: A combined HUNT survey and health registries study. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/adb0000681

Caluzzi, G., Pennay, A., Laslett, A.-M., Callinan, S., Room, R., and Dwyer, R. (2021). Beyond 'drinking occasions': Examining complex changes in drinking practices during COVID-19. Drug and Alcohol Review, https://doi.org/10.1111/dar.13386

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

Graham, K., Bernards, S., Laslett, A.-M., Gmel, G., Kuntsche, S., Wilsnack, S., Bloomfield, K., Grittner, U., Taft, A., Wilson, I., & Wells, S. (2021). Children, parental alcohol consumption and intimate partner violence: A multi-country analysis by perpetration versus victimization and sex. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 36(11-12), 5608 – 5634

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.

Laslett, A.-M., Graham, K., Wilson, I.M., Kuntsche, S., Fulu, E., Jewkes, R. and Taft, A. (2021). Does drinking modify the relationship between men’s gender-inequitable attitudes and their perpetration of intimate partner violence? A meta-analysis of surveys of men from seven countries in the Asia Pacific region. Addiction, 116, 3320–3332 doi:10.1111/add.15485. [Accepted 03/03/2021. Online early view 29/04/21.]

Laslett, A.-M., Mojica-Perez, Y., Waleewong, O., Hanh, H. T. M., & Jiang, H. (2021). Harms to children from the financial effects of others’ drinking. International Journal of Drug Policy, 94, 103254. Online early view: 20/04/2021. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.drugpo.2021.103254.

Jiang, H., Laslett, A.-M., Kuntsche, A., Callinan, S., Waleewong, O. And Room, R. (2021) A multi-country analysis of informal caregiving due to others’ drinking. Drugs: Education, Prevention & Policy, https://doi.org/10.1080/09687637.2021.1974342.

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

Willoughby, B., Jiang, H., Anderson-Luxford, D., & Laslett, A.-M. (2021). Alcohol-related family violence in Australia: Secondary data analysis of the National Drug Strategy Household Survey. International Journal of Alcohol and Drug Research, 9(2), 69-74. https://doi.org/10.7895/ijadr.343

Wilson, E., Hanson, L.C., Tori, K.E., Perrin, B.M. (2021). Nurse practitioner led model of after-hours emergency care in an Australian rural urgent care Centre: health service stakeholder perceptions. BMC Health Services Research 21, 819 https://doi.org/10.1186/s12913-021-06864-9


Menih, H. (2020). Domestic Violence and Homelessness Among Women. The SAGE Handbook of Domestic Violence, 157-171.

Jones, B. (2020) The politics of care: A case study of domestic violence in Aceh. In Loney, McGregor, Katharine E., & Dragojlovic, Ana (Eds.) Gender, violence and power in Indonesia: across time and space. pp163-180

Graham, K., Bernards, S., Karriker-Jaffe, K. J., Kuntsche, S., Laslett, A.-M., Gmel, G., Callinan, S., Stanesby, O., Wells, S. (2020) Do gender differences in the relationship between living with children and alcohol consumption vary by societal gender inequality? Drug and Alcohol Review, 39(6):671-683. https://doi.org/10.1111/dar.13096

Laslett, A.M., Jiang, H., Kuntsche, S., Stanesby, O., Wilsnack, S., Sundin, E., Waleewong, O., Greenfield, T.K., Graham, K. and Bloomfield, K., 2020. Cross-sectional surveys of financial harm associated with others’ drinking in 15 countries: Unequal effects on women? Drug and Alcohol Dependence, p.107949. Online early view 23 April 2020. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2020.107949

Laslett, A.-M., Stanesby, O., Wilsnack, S., Room, R. & Greenfield, T.K. (2020). Crossnational comparisons and correlates of harms from the drinking of people with whom you work. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 44(1):141-151. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/acer.14223

Wilson, I.M., Graham, K.,  Taft, A. and Laslett, A.-M. (2020) Relationship trajectories of women experiencing alcohol-related intimate partner violence: A grounded-theory analysis of women’s voices. Social Science and Medicine, 264, p.113307. (Accepted August 18, 2020). Online publication August 22, 2020.

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


Adams, C., Hooker, L., & Taft, A. (2019). The Enhanced Maternal and Child Health nursing program in Victoria: a cross-sectional study of clinical practice. https://doi.org/10.1071/PY18156

Laslett, A.-M., Stanesby, O., Graham, K., Callinan, S., Karriker-Jaffe, K.J., Wilsnack, S., Kuntsche, S., Waleewong, O., Greenfield, T.K., Gmel, G., Florenzano, R., Hettige, S., Siengsounthone, L., Wilson I., Taft, A. and Room, R. (2019) Children’s experience of physical harms and exposure to family violence from others’ drinking in nine societies. Addiction Research and Theory, 28(4):354-364, https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/16066359.2019.1704272

Lam, T., Laslett, A.-M., et al. (2019). From eye rolls to punches: experience of harm from others’ drinking amongst risky drinking adolescents across Australia. Public Health Research & Practice, 4(29):e2941927. https://apo.org.au/node/270421

Callinan, S., Rankin, G., Room, R., Stanesby, O., Rao, G., Waleewong, O., Greenfield, T.K., Hope, A., and Laslett, A.-M. (2019). Harms from a partner’s drinking: an international study on adverse effects and reduced quality of life for women.  American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse, 45(2), 170-178.

Room, R., Callinan, S., Greenfield, T.K., Rekve, D., Waleewong, O., Stanesby, O., Thamarangsi, T., Benegal, V., Casswell, S., Florenzano, R., Hanh, T.M.H., Hettige, S., Karriker-Jaffe, K.J., Obot, I., Rao, G., Siengsounthone, L., & Laslett, A.-M. (2019) The social location of harm from others’ drinking in ten societies.  Addiction, 114(3): 425-33.

Stanesby, O., Callinan, S., Graham, K., Wilson, IM., Greenfield, TK., Wilsnack, SC., Hettige, S., Hanh, HTM, Siengsounthone, L., Waleewong, O., & Laslett, A.-M. (2019). Harm from known others’ drinking by relationship proximity to the harmful drinker and gender: A meta-analysis across ten countries. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 42(9), 1693-1703. [Q1, IF= 3.928]

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


Tolton, L. (2022) Separated, monitored and instructed: The NICU as a site of obstetric violence in Obstetric violence: Realities and resistance from around the world. Demeter Press, pp. 177-192.

Russell, E, Zhou, H, & Franich, G, (2022) Gendered Injustice: The Policing and Criminalisation of Victim-Survivors of Domestic and Family Violence, Melbourne: Fitzroy Legal Service.

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

Jones, B. (2020) ‘Home is not safe’: Domestic violence in creases as Covid-19 pandemic takes hold. Indonesia at Melbourne. https://indonesiaatmelbourne.unimelb.edu.au/home-is-not-safe-domestic-violence-increases-as-covid-19-pandemic-takes-hold/

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