- Associate Professor Laura Tarzia
Principal Research Fellow, Department of General Practice, Melbourne Medical School, University of Melbourne
Stopping sexual assault means addressing violence in relationships
Frequently sexual assault and domestic violence co-occur; according to a University of Melbourne expert it makes no sense to tackle one without the other.
Trust betrayed: Attacked from the inside out
Women are exposed to a particularly insidious and damaging trauma when subjected to Intimate Partner Sexual Violence, says University of Melbourne expert.
We need to talk about pornography
Women who’ve experienced Intimate Partner Sexual Violence believe pornography plays a role in their abuse, says University of Melbourne and RMIT experts
What a friend experiencing abuse needs most is an ally
Women subject to Intimate Partner Violence often rely on friends but it can be difficult for friends to know how to respond say University of Melbourne experts.
When love is blind
We need to better recognise it isn’t necessarily easy for a woman to accept their intimate partner is sexually abusing them, says University of Melbourne expert
What drives Intimate Partner Sexual Violence?
The sometimes unique factors driving Intimate Partner Sexual Violence need to be understood to prevent and counter it, says University of Melbourne expert.
Domestic violence, isolation and COVID-19
Australia's family violence figures were alarming before COVID-19; a University of Melbourne expert says it's devastating for those isolating with their abuser.
Helping sexual violence survivors heal needs understanding
A University of Melbourne report recommends more co-operation between mental health and sexual violence services to provide better support for survivors.
Getting to the source
Interactive-rich technology and phone apps are helping women to take action domestic violence and could now be extended to make the abusers confront themselves.