Centre for Research Excellence (CRE) to promote Safer Families: Tailoring early identification and novel interventions for intimate partner violence
Congratulations to Ms Jacqui Cameron from NCETA who has received a three-year Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarship to undertake a PhD on Knowledge translation of research outcomes into practice.
The NHMRC-funded Centre for Research Excellence to promote Safer Families: Tailoring early identification and novel interventions for intimate partner violence, based at the University of Melbourne will:
- Examine research into the significant health effects of intimate partner violence (IPV) on individuals and families
- Identify health sector responses that are needed to improve the safety, health and well-being of families.
IPV is a major health problem and there is a critical and urgent need for health professionals to be supported by the latest scientific evidence to deal with IPV. It is a complex area that requires a good understanding of what works. This is the most effective way to improve outcomes for individuals and communities affected IPV.
This study will make all families safer by generating new knowledge from evidence (reviews of studies, data from following families over time and trials of health and community programs) to assist health and family services to identify violence early and tailor responses to individuals’ experiences and to specific communities.
The findings will help build workforce capacity through practitioner training, and support the next generation of researchers through peer mentorship, role modelling, extending collaborations with a new international research network and exchanges.
Ms Cameron will be co-supervised by Professor Cathy Humphreys from the Department of Social Work and Professor Kelsey Hegarty from the Department of General Practice at the University of Melbourne.
For further information on the CRE see the MAEVe website.
NCETA’s resources for addressing AOD-related family and domestic violence include Can I ask? An alcohol and drug clinician’s guide to addressing family and domestic violence and Breaking the Silence: Addressing family and domestic violence problems in alcohol and other drug treatment practice in Australia.
Further information is also available from NCETA’s website.