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Key Recent Publications

Reproductive Coercion

Tarzia, L., Wellington, M., Marino, J., Hegarty, K. “A Huge, Hidden Problem”: Australian Health Practitioners’ Views and Understandings of Reproductive Coercion. SAGE Journals.


Hooker, L. et al., (2019). Reconnecting mothers and children after violence (RECOVER): The Australian Child-Parent Psychotherapy feasibility project - Study Protocol. BMJ Open.

Adams, C., Hooker, L., & Taft, A. (2019). The Enhanced Maternal and Child Health service in Victoria – a cross sectional study of clinical practice. Australian Journal of Primary Health.

Hardy, K., Hooker, L., Ridgway, L. & Edvardsson, K. (2019). Australian parent’s experiences when discussing their child’s overweight and obesity with the MCH nurse: A qualitative study. Journal of Clinical Nursing.

Fogden, L., Kertesz, M. and Humphreys, C. (2018). Mothers in Mind: Independent Evaluation 2016-17. University of Melbourne.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander

Fiolet, R., Tarzia, T., Hameed, M., Hegarty, K. Indigenous Peoples’ Help-Seeking Behaviors for Family Violence: A Scoping Review. SAGE Journals.

Weetra, D., Glover, K., Buckskin, M., Ah Kit, J., Leane, C., Mitchell, A., Stuart-Butler, D., Turner, M., Yelland, J., Gartland, D., Brown, S.J. Stressful events, social health issues and psychological distress in Aboriginal women having a baby in South Australia: implications for antenatal care. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth.

Andrews, S., Gallant, D., Humphreys, C., Ellis, D., Bamblett, A., Briggs, R., & Harrison, W. (2018). Holistic programme developments and responses to Aboriginal men who use violence against women. International Social Work.

Gallant, D., Andrews, S., Humphreys, C., Diemer, K., Ellis, D., Burton, J., & McIvor, R. (2017). Aboriginal men’s programs tackling family violence: A scoping review. Journal of Australian Indigenous Issues.


Lisa, A., Heawood, A., Feder, G., Howarth, E., MacMillan, H., Moore, T.H.M., Stanley, N., Gregory, A. (2019) Hope, Agency, and the Lived Experience of Violence: A Qualitative Systematic Review of Children’s Perspectives on Domestic Violence and Abuse. Trauma, Violence and Abuse.

McTavish, J.R., Kimber, M., Devries, K., Colombini, M., MacGregor, J.C.D., Wathen, N.C., Agarwal, A., MacMillan, H.L. Mandated reporters’ experiences with reporting child maltreatment: a metasynthesis of qualitative studies. BMJ Open.

McTavish, J.R., MacGregor, J.C.D., Wathen, N., MacMillan, H.L. Children’s exposure to intimate partner violence: an overview. Int Review of Psychiatry.

Intimate Partner Violence

Gartland, D., Woolhouse, H., Giallo, R., McDonald, E., Hegarty, K., Mensah, F., Herrman, H., Brown, S.J. Vulnerability to intimate partner violence and poor mental health in the first 4-year postpartum among mothers reporting childhood abuse: an Australian pregnancy cohort study. Arch Womens Ment Health.

Men Who Use Violence

Humphreys, C., Diemer, K., Bornemisza, A., Spiteri‐Staines, A., Kaspiew, R., & Horsfall, B. (2019). More present than absent: Men who use domestic violence and their fathering. Child & Family Social Work.

Smith, J., & Humphreys, C. (2019). Child protection and fathering where there is domestic violence: Contradictions and consequences. Child & Family Social Work.

Pfitzner, N., Humphreys, C., & Hegarty, K. (2018). Engaging Men as Fathers: How Gender Influences Men’s Involvement in Australian Family Health Services. Journal of Family Issues.

Healey, L., Humphreys, C., Tsantefski, M., Heward-Belle, S., Chung, D., & Mandel, D. (2018). Invisible Practices: Intervention with fathers who use violence: Key findings and future directions. Research to Policy and Practice, ANROWS.

Online interventions

Hegarty, K., Tarzia, L., Valpied, J., Murray, E., Humphreys. C., Taft, A., Novy, K., Gold, L., Glass, N. (2019) An online healthy relationship tool and safety decision aid for women experiencing intimate partner violence (I-DECIDE): a randomised controlled trial. The Lancet.

Health professionals

McLindon, E., Humphreys, C., Hegarty, K. (2019). Is a clinician’s personal history of domestic violence associated with their clinical care of patients: a cross-sectional study. BMJ Open.

McLindon, E., Humphreys, C., Hegarty, K. (2018) “It happens to clinicians too”: an Australian prevalence study of intimate partner and family violence against health professionals. BMC Women’s Health.

Primary Care Health Settings

Mousaco, S., Tarzia, L., Forsdike, K., Hegarty, K. (2019) 'No one teaches us how to deal with this': General practitioners' experiences of working with men who use violence in relationships. Aust J Gen Pract.

Hegarty, K., Tarzia, L. (2019) Identification and Management of Domestic and Sexual Violence in Primary Care in the #MeToo Era: an Update. Psychiatry in Primary Care.

Srinivasan, S., Marino, J., Hegarty, K., Tarzia, L. (2019) Women's expectations of healthcare providers in the context of reproductive abuse in Australia. Cult Health Sex.