Evidence is at the heart of our work at QCDFVR. We know that approaches to preventing and responding to domestic and family violence and sexual assault should be informed by research from Australia and overseas. We are part of a broader research community which seeks to understand more about domestic and family violence and sexual assault, and determine the effectiveness of strategies to make our communities safer for all. Our work reflects the National Plan to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children 2010-2022 which recognised the need for the National Research Agenda to build an evidence base for practice in the field of violence against women. The 2015 report Not Now Not Ever: Putting an End to Domestic and Family Violence in Queensland is a more recent influence on the research work undertaken by QCDFVR.

Current Research

Every day, individuals and families are affected by violence inflicted by someone close to them. Primarily, women and children suffer the consequences of domestic, family and sexual violence. Through better understanding, research, response, and education, QCDFVR hopes to contribute to a safer society for all.

Current Research

QCDFVR Research

Staff from QCDFVR have completed a number of reports drawn from diverse research and evaluation activities.  These studies have included research on Australians’ awareness, attitudes and experiences of violence across various types of relationships and an exploration of intimate partner abuse.

QCDFVR Research

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Research Objectives

Staff from QCDFVR are currently undertaking applied research which has been influenced by the 2015 report Not Now Not Ever: Putting an End to Domestic and Family Violence in Queensland. This includes studies funded by the Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services and Queensland Police Service as well as CQUniversity.

National Research

From 2013 to 2016, QCDFVR undertook national research activities as the Queensland Government’s in-kind contribution to Australia’s National Research Organisation for Women’s Safety Limited (ANROWS).  Reports completed by QCDFVR staff are available on the ANROWS website.

Research Opportunities

Are you involved in research related to domestic and family violence or sexual assault?  If so, and you’d like to invite participation in your study, we may be able to assist you. Contact QCDFVR with details to learn more.

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