About Us

We are committed to improving the safety, health and well-being of families.


The Centre of Research Excellence to promote Safer Families (Safer Families Centre) is the first dedicated Centre to lead research into Intimate Partner Violence. It is a five-year program (2017-2022) funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC).

The Centre is a national and international collaboration comprising researchers, families and communities, policy-makers, practitioners, community organisations, and health, family and women’s services.

Our research team brings together investigators and scholars with expertise in epidemiology, general practice, social work, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health, social and health policy, paediatrics, psychiatry, social science, psychology and biostatistics.