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Research team and acknowledgements

Research team and Acknowledgements for Review of the Family Violence Information Sharing Legislative Scheme Final Report.

Research team

Professor Jude McCulloch

Criminology, Director of the Monash Gender and Family Violence Prevention Centre

Professor JaneMaree Maher

Sociology, Centre for Women’s Studies and Gender Research, Monash Gender and Family Violence Prevention Centre

Dr Kate Fitz-Gibbon

Senior Lecturer, Monash University, School of Social Sciences, Criminology. Key researcher, Monash Gender and Family Violence Prevention Centre

Associate Professor Marie Segrave

Monash University, School of Social Sciences, Criminology

Dr Kathryn Benier

Lecturer, Monash University, School of Social Sciences, Criminology

Dr Kate Burns

Lecturer, Monash University, School of Social Sciences, Criminology

Dr Jasmine McGowan

Centre Manager, School of Social Sciences, Monash Gender and Family Violence Prevention Centre

Dr Naomi Pfitzner

Research Fellow, School of Social Sciences, Monash Gender and Family Violence Prevention Centre

Suggested citation

McCulloch J., Maher, J., Fitz-Gibbon, K., Segrave, M., Benier, K., Burns, K., McGowan, J. and N., Pfitzner (2020) Review of the Family Violence Information Sharing Scheme Final Report. Monash Gender and Family Violence Prevention Centre, Faculty of Arts, Monash University.

Acknowledgements

The Review team wishes to extend our thanks to victim/survivors who shared their stories with us. It is increasingly recognised that ‘having a voice’ is an important part of achieving justice for those who have experienced violence and human rights abuses. The voices of victims/survivors are critical to ensuring that family violence reforms meet the goal of better security and safety for those experiencing family violence and improving perpetrator accountability.

Many of the women who had experienced violence who took part in this Review expressed the hope that their participation would assist to bring positive change. We want to thank all those workers and managers involved in the Family Violence Information Sharing reforms who generously shared their time with us. The wide-ranging family violence reforms have increased service demand and required enormous sustained commitment from those involved. We are sincerely grateful that time poor workers and managers were willing to make time to contribute to the Review.

We also extend our thanks to those at Family Safety Victoria who generously assisted to facilitate the Review. Rachael Green, Director Risk Management and Information Sharing, was always willing to openly discuss the challenges and opportunities and assist with the Review. David Floyd, Manager Risk Management and Information Sharing, provided constructive feedback at all stages of the Review. Joanna O’Donohue, Senior Policy Officer Risk Management and Information Sharing, played a critical role in providing the Review with information and assisting with participant recruitment.  

We want to thank all board members, academic members and researchers in the Monash Gender and Family Violence Prevention Centre including, Dean of Arts, Professor Sharon Pickering, Professor Anne Edwards AO, the Hon. Professor Marcia Neave AO, Christine Nixon APM, Professor Sandra Walklate, Associate Professor Silke Meyer, Dr Tess Bartlett and Jessica Burley.

Thank you to Tommy Fung, School of Social Sciences Finance Manager, who provided valuable support. Thank you also to Vanja Radojevic and Bev Baugh in the Arts Faculty research office who provided critical support and advice throughout the project. 

Reviewed 18 August 2020

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