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Our research

Violence against women and children affects everybody. It impacts on the health, wellbeing and safety of a significant proportion of Australians throughout all states and territories and places an enormous burden on the nation’s economy across family and community services, health and hospitals, income-support and criminal justice systems.


News and events

ANROWS hosts events as part of its knowledge transfer and exchange work, including public lectures, workshops and research launches. Details of upcoming ANROWS activities and news are available from the list on the right.



ANROWS was established by the Commonwealth and all state and territory governments of Australia to produce, disseminate and assist in applying evidence for policy and practice addressing violence against women and their children.



To support the take-up of evidence, ANROWS offers a range of resources developed from research to support practitioners and policy-makers in delivering evidence-based interventions.

Senior management team

The senior management team coordinates ANROWS’s work around these guiding principles: quality, independence, accountability, innovation and professionalism.

Dr Jane Lloyd

Acting CEO

Dr Jane Lloyd is an experienced researcher with hands-on experience in leadership and management. She is passionate about delivering results and impact. 

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Dr Christine Coumarelos

Director, Research Program (NCAS)

Dr Christine Coumarelos has more than 25 years’ experience directing research programs in the areas of crime and justice, as well as broader research experience in psychology and health.

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Michele Robinson

Director, Evidence to Action

Michele Robinson has extensive experience in building knowledge partnerships and developing strategies for the translation, application and exchange of research evidence to reduce domestic, family and sexual violence.

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Lucy Macmillan

Director, Research and Evaluation (Acting)

Drawing on a robust background in law and equipped with a Masters of Evaluation, Lucy Macmillan possesses over two decades of unparalleled expertise in monitoring and evaluation, both within the Australian landscape and internationally.

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