Early engagement in health settings

Projects in Program B


Evidence Synthesis


Quantitative evidence synthesis to develop early intervention health system models for all members of the family.


Reproductive coercion responses by health practitioners

Exploring how Australian health practitioners understand and perceive reproductive coercion and to develop an effective health systems response to reproductive coercion in the Australian context.


Patient perspectives and expectations of health practitioners

Meta-analysis of qualitative data on what women and Indigenous Peoples expect from health practitioners.


A group study of Australian health professional women to determine the prevalence of family violence against them, to investigate the impact on clinical care of survivor patients and explore implications for the healthcare workplace. 


Meta-analysis of qualitative data on barriers and facilitators to identification and what factors promote readiness to respond in health practitioners’ services.


Systematic review of engagements in primary care.



INternational students’ sexual and intimate partner Violence experiences STudy

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Technological Tools development

Facilitation of early identification, response & referral through online platforms for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people.


Online resource for women experiencing intimate partner sexual violence, co designed with survivors. 


Online early intervention tool for engaging men who use violence to seek help.


MySafety University

A smartphone app for students experiencing or using dating or sexual violence and a toolkit for campus staff and services. The app will help to raise awareness about unhealthy relationship behaviours (including dating violence), sexual harassment and sexual assault, help students to decide on a course of action and refer them to appropriate services on and off campus.


My Safety (Children)

Development of an online app to support children experiencing family violence.


Implementation of an online healthy relationship tool and safety decision aid for women experiencing domestic violence into existing practice.


FRiends IntervENing in Dating violence (FRIEND) is a qualitative study of how friends respond to young women experiencing dating violence to develop a technological intervention.

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Testing in universal services of early intervention health systems model

Interviews of women and psychologists receiving/giving counselling after experience of intimate partner violence, to inform a violence counselling framework.


Improving GP early identification, supportive and referral of and other culturally diverse women experiencing family violence.


Exploring through a case study approach the sustainability of screening and response to family violence in antenatal care.


Consultancy to assist redevelopment of Victorian risk assessment and management framework for family violence.


Implementation of a comprehensive educational program for general practitioners in the north-west Melbourne region.


Provides practical ways that health practitioners can increase their skills in identifying and responding to domestic and family violence.


The Gender Sensitive Care Project

This project is about gender sensitive care in psychiatric inpatient units, exploring practical directions for practitioners and organisations to adequately support women who have a trauma history and co-morbid mental illness.

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