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Dr Joanne Spangaro

B Soc Stud(Hons) PhD

Jo Spangaro is a senior lecturer in social science at the University of New South Wales where she teaches in the social work program. Her area of research is health responses to gender-based violence which draws on extensive direct practice and policy experience in domestic and sexual violence, with both victims and offenders.

Jo has recently completed a book with colleagues on therapy with harming fathers, victimized children and their mothers after parental sexual assault. Jo is currently working on projects to pilot screening for intimate partner violence in emergency departments and a multi-jurisdictional study on what sustains processes for identification of partner abuse in antenatal settings. Jo is a member of the NSW Domestic and Family Violence Council.