Monash to launch Gender and Family Violence Prevention Centre

Monash staff with an interest in getting involved in family violence research and prevention have new opportunities to do so through the Monash Gender and Family Violence Prevention Centre.

The Centre, which launches in October, will contribute to addressing the problems that underpin gender and family violence, while also supporting those experiencing it.

The Centre provides an exciting opportunity for Monash to scale up its contribution to addressing family violence as a significant legal, health, policy, economic and social issue.

Global awareness of family violence as the most common form of violence against women is increasing, and Victoria's landmark Royal Commission into Family Violence has created momentum towards transformative social change. The Centre will lead a renewed effort to bring together colleagues from across Monash towards making a major contribution to the post-Royal Commission environment here in Victoria as well as international efforts to establish best practice in family violence prevention.

The Centre has established collaborations with leading policy, practice and academic family violence experts around the globe.

Working with colleagues across the University, Centre academics are already offering postgraduate courses in family violence prevention.

The Centre provides an opportunity to further extend internal and external collaborations to produce and deliver research and education aimed at preventing family violence.

If you are interested in getting involved with the Centre, please contact Professor Jude McCulloch: jude.mcculloch@monash.edu

The Centre will be formally launched in early October 2018.