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The Deakin Network Against Gendered Violence (DNAGV) comprises a University-wide, interdisciplinary group of researchers and practitioners with expertise in gendered violence, including violence against women and children, intimate partner violence, sexual violence, family violence, same-sex violence, the role of intersectionality, and legal and non-legal regulation of this violence.

Our mission

The aim of the Deakin Network Against Gendered Violence (DNAGV) is to foster a network that will facilitate and promote Deakin’s expertise in the area of violence against women (gendered violence; intimate partner violence; family violence; and sexual violence). The DNAGV provides regular opportunities for Deakin researchers to collaborate and identify further areas of expertise, host events and build capacity for enhanced research collaborations with academics from other faculties and universities, the community, the family violence sector, and government and non-government stakeholders. We will develop evidence-based strategies to reduce violence against women and children and provide the family violence sector with tools to address the issue in a practical and informed way.

Our research areas

Victim-survivors' rights, roles and protections in the criminal justice system
Prevention of gendered violence
Intervention programs that address gendered violence
Behaviour modification programs for perpetrators
Cultural relevance of prevention and intervention programs
Gendered violence in marginalised and vulnerable groups
Gendered violence and the role of intersectionality
Sexual Violence
Technology-Facilitated Abuse
Victim/survivors’ rights, role and protections in criminal justice systems
Coercive Control
Barriers to service access
Prevention and Intervention programs
Mental health outcomes
Police enforcement of domestic violence laws

Our leadership team

Co-convenors

Dr Lata Satyen

Senior Lecturer in Psychology
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Dr Mary Iliadis

Senior Lecturer in Criminology
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Professor Marilyn McMahon

Deputy Dean at Deakin Law School
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Our Network

Dr Rojan Afrouz

Lecturer, Social Work
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Dr Beatrice Alba

Lecturer, Psychology
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Geraldine Bilston

HDR student

Laura Burge

Senior Manager, Gender Equality, Respect and Inclusion
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Professor Karen Caeyenberghs

Professor, Psychology
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Dr Elizabeth Clancy

Lecturer, Psychology
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Dr Kim Davies

Lecturer, Education (Inclusive Education)
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Dr Karen Dunwoodie

Senior Research Fellow, Deakin Business School
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Elizabeth Doery

PhD Candidate, Psychology
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A/Professor Priscilla Dunk-West

Associate Professor, Social Work
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Dr Sarah Epstein

Senior Lecturer, Health and Social Development
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Dr Ruth Fitzpatrick

Academic, Faculty of Arts and Education
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Dr Lee FitzRoy

Coordinator, Primary Prevention
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Professor Felicity Gerry KC

Professor, Legal Practice
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Dr Jessamy Gleeson

Senior Lecturer, Indigenous Knowledges
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Professor Lisa Gold

Professor, School of Health and Development
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Jane Green

Doctor of Psychology Candidate
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A/Professor Anna Halafoff

Associate Professor, Sociology
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Dr Diarmaid Harkin

Senior Lecturer in Criminology
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Dominika Howard

Associate Research Fellow, Psychology
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Dr Michelle Hunt

Lecturer, Social Work
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Professor Amanda Keddie

Chair in Education
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Dr Bianca Klettke

Senior Lecturer, Psychology
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Steph Komazec

PhD Candidate, Criminology
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Dr Antje Kreutzmann-Gallasch

Lecturer, Deakin Law School
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Jessica Laird

Doctor of Psychology Candidate
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Dr Ha Le

Executive Dean Health Research Fellow
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Professor Marilyn McMahon

Deputy Dean at Deakin Law School
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Mel Martinelli

Executive Director, Equity and Inclusion
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Emeritus Professor Marj Moodie

Emeritus Professor, Health Economics
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April Murphy

PhD Candidate, Criminology
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Dr Kyja Noack-Lundberg

Associate Lecturer, Psychology
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A/Professor Wendy O’Brien

Adjunct Associate Professor, Criminology
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Dr Amie O’Shea

Lecturer, Disability and Inclusion
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Dr Tricia Ong

Lecturer, Career Development
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Indi Paisley

Project Officer, Respect and Inclusion
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Dr Kiran Pienaar

Senior Lecturer, Sociology
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Dr Kim Robinson

Senior Lecturer, Social Work
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Lauren Sheppard

Research Fellow, Health Economics
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Hiba Siddiqui

PhD Candidate, Psychology
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Hannah Stephen

PhD Candidate, Psychology

Alisha Stewart

Manager, Inclusive Communities
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Claire Stonehouse

Lecturer, Education (Health and Student Wellbeing)
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Dr Meu Supol

Associate Lecturer, Psychology
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Professor John Toumbourou

Chair In Health Psychology
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A/Professor Danielle Tyson

Associate Professor, Criminology
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Rachel Watkins

PhD Candidate, Psychology
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Jessica Woolley

PhD Candidate, Criminology
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Thea Vakidis

Coordinator, Inclusion Programs
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Dr Sevi Vassos

Senior Lecturer, Health and Social Development
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Ece Zongur

Master of Criminology Graduate