Dr Mayet Costello is the Director, Research Program at ANROWS. Mayet commenced her career as a frontline social worker in sexual assault services, domestic violence services, and women's health services in New South Wales and South Australia. She has subsequently worked in a variety of strategic, policy, research, political and management roles in State and Federal governments, non-government organisations, universities and children, youth and women’s health services. Mayet maintained her clinical skills throughout this time by continuing to work on the after-hours crisis roster of the Eastern and Central Sydney Sexual Assault Service (RPA Hospital). Mayet’s most recent position prior to joining ANROWS was Manager of Violence Prevention and Response at NSW Kids and Families, NSW Health.
Mayet has a Doctor of Philosophy in Australian policy responses to male violence against women, a Bachelor of Social Work (First Class Honours and the University Medal), a Bachelor of Arts and a Diploma of Project Management. Her primary research interests are Australian political, policy and community education responses to male violence against women, Australian federalism and hegemonic masculinities.