Research Priorities Projects

The ANROWS Research Program will produce research under the National Research Agenda to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children to support the National Plan to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children 2010–2022

The Research Priorities Projects sit under five strategic research themes: 1. Experience and impacts; 2. Gender inequality and primary prevention; 3. Service responses and interventions; 4. Systems; and 5. Knowledge translation and evaluation.

Below are the summaries of projects from ANROWS’s 2017 and 2014 Research Priorities including projects funded from ANROWS’s 2017 and 2014 competitive grants rounds listed on the Australian Competitive Grants Register:

These projects offer an ambitious and far-reaching program of research with: research sites in every state and territory; a range of practice contexts, topics and priority populations; and a diverse group of researchers and research partnerships.

Also listed below are project pages for each of the Research Priorities 2017 and 2014 projects.

Experience and impacts (Strategic Research Theme 1)

RP.17.01 The relationship between gambling and domestic violence against women Commenced mid-2017
RP.17.02 Domestic violence, social security law and the couple rule Commenced mid-2017
RP.17.03 Crossing the line: Lived experience of sexual violence among trans women from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse backgrounds in Australia Commenced mid-2017
RP.14.01 National burden of disease study examining the impact of violence against women Completed Oct 2016
RP.14.02 Promoting community-led responses to violence against immigrant and refugee women in metropolitan and regional Australia: The ASPIRE project Completed Dec 2016
RP.14.03 Women's Input to a Trauma-informed systems model of care in Health settings: The WITH study Completed May 2017
RP.14.04 Seeking help for domestic violence: Exploring rural women’s coping experiences. Completed Sept 2017
RP.14.05 Domestic and family violence and parenting: Mixed method insights into impact and support needs Completed Jun 2017
RP.14.06 Establishing the Connection: Interventions linking service responses for sexual assault with drug or alcohol use/misuse Completed May 2016
RP.14.07 State of knowledge on the co-occurrence, intersection and differences between forms of, and responses to, violence against women and their children Completed Oct 2015
RP.14.08 Prevalence and characteristics of violence against women. Australian Bureau of Statistics Personal Safety Survey 2012 Completed Oct 2015

Gender inequality and primary prevention (Strategic Research Theme 2)

RP.17.13 Young people as agents of change in preventing violence against women (R4Respect) Commenced late 2017
RP.14.09 Media representations of violence against women and their children (Project in partnership with Our Watch Completed Jun 2016
RP.14.10 Change the Story: National framework for the prevention of violence against women and their children (Project in partnership with Our Watch and VicHealth Completed Nov 2015

Service responses and interventions (Strategic Research Theme 3)

RP.17.04 The MuSeS project: Multicultural and settlement services supporting women experiencing violence Commenced mid-2017
RP.17.05 Sustainability of identification and response to family violence in antenatal care (SUSTAIN study) Commenced mid-2017
RP.17.06 Child at risk electronic medical record alert Commenced mid-2017
RP.17.07 Preventing gender-based violence in inpatient mental health units Commenced mid-2017
RP.17.08 Mothers and children with disability using early intervention services: Identifying and sharing promising practice Commenced mid-2017
RP.14.11 Advocacy for safety and empowerment: Good practice and innovative approaches with Aboriginal women experiencing family and domestic violence in remote and regional Australia Completed Mar 2017
RP.14.12 What does it take? Developing informed and effective tertiary responses to violence and abuse for women and girls with disabilities in Australia Completed Aug 2017
RP.14.13 National mapping and meta-evaluation outlining key features of effective "safe at home" programs that enhance safety and prevent homelessness for women and their children who have experienced domestic and family violence Completed May 2016
RP.14.14 State of knowledge, practice and responses to violence against women in Australian Indigenous communities Completed Jan 2016

Systems (Strategic Research Theme 4)

RP.17.09 Constructions of complex trauma and implications for women's wellbeing and safety from violence Commenced mid-2017
RP.17.10 Reshaping the Australian judiciary's understanding of intimate partner violence Commenced mid-2017
RP.17.11 Prioritising women’s safety in Australian perpetrator interventions: The purpose and practices of partner contact Commenced late 2017
RP.17.12 Kungas’ Trauma experiences and effects on behaviour in Central Australia Commenced late 2017
RP.14.15 Meta-evaluation of existing interagency partnerships, collaboration, coordination and/or integrated interventions and service responses to violence against women Completed July 2016
RP.14.16 Building effective policies and services to promote women’s economic security following domestic and family violence Completed Oct 2016
RP.14.17 Domestic and family violence protection orders in Australia: An investigation of information sharing and enforcement Completed 31 Oct 2017
RP.14.18 Evaluation of innovative models of interagency partnerships, collaboration, coordination and/or integrated responses to family and/or sexual violence against women in Australian Indigenous communities. Completed Jan 2018
RP.14.19 The PATRICIA Project: Pathways And Research In Collaborative Inter-Agency working Completed Jun 2017
RP.14.20 Women, disability and violence: Creating access to justice
RP.14.21 The forgotten victims: Prisoner experience of victimisation and engagement with the criminal justice system

Knowledge translation and exchange (Strategic Research Theme 5)

RP.14.22 Review of the evidence on knowledge translation and exchange in the violence against women field Completed Apr 2015