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  • Professor Cathy Humphreys

    Head, Department of Social Work, School of Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences; Co-chair of MAEVe, Melbourne Research Alliance to End Violence Against Women and their Children, University of Melbourne

  1. 5 March 2021 - Health & Wellbeing

    Allegations of sexual harassment and abuse an urgent test for government

    The sexual assault allegations consuming Australia's Parliament highlight the need to finally act on proposals for reform, says University of Melbourne expert.

  2. 23 February 2021 - Health & Wellbeing

    Listening to the voices of survivors of violence and abuse

    Hearing womens' voices is central to ending sexual and domestic abuse including when assessing efforts to treat perpetrators says University of Melbourne expert

  3. 13 January 2021 - Health & Wellbeing

    Women who use force

    While family violence is predominantly perpetrated by men, it’s important to understand the reason why some women use force, say University of Melbourne experts

  4. 23 August 2020 - Health & Wellbeing

    Poverty is trapping women in abusive relationships

    Australia’s JobSeeker and JobKeeper payments are in effect crucial strategies for preventing domestic and family violence, says University of Melbourne expert.

  5. 16 July 2020 - Health & Wellbeing

    Bonus Episode: Life Beyond Coronavirus: The Expert View

    Life Beyond Coronavirus: The Expert View brings together an expert panel of University of Melbourne researchers and academics to review the latest COVID-19 data

  6. Podcast13 May 2020 - Health & Wellbeing

    The isolation of domestic violence

    A University of Melbourne expert discusses the risks of family violence during COVID-19 isolation and the learnings of which support services are working well.

  7. 13 May 2020 - Health & Wellbeing

    Public trust and controlling COVID-19

    Australia has a history of collectively tackling health issues and public trust is crucial, especially during COVID-19, says a University of Melbourne expert.

  8. 16 March 2020 - Health & Wellbeing

    No place for ‘good bloke’ excuse

    Media coverage of domestic violence is important and must be responsible if it is to avoid fuelling or excusing violence say University of Melbourne experts

  9. 4 March 2020 - Health & Wellbeing

    We’ve lost the wisdom of Solomon

    The legal presumption of shared care between parents is putting women and children in danger; a University of Melbourne expert says the law needs to change.

  10. 30 November 2019 - Health & Medicine

    The children left behind by domestic homicide

    Children who lose a parent to domestic homicide are often treated as collateral damage. University of Melbourne research is putting the focus back on the child.