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Research

Our research

Violence against women and their 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.

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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

About ANROWS

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.

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Resources

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.


ANROWS Board

ANROWS is governed by a board of directors, chaired by Sam Mostyn, which includes five independent directors, one Commonwealth Government director and three state government directors.

Sam Mostyn

ANROWS CHAIR

Sam Mostyn AO is a non-executive director and sustainability adviser, with a long history of governance roles across business, sport, the arts, policy, diversity, Indigenous and women’s affairs, and the non-profit sectors.

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Dawn Bessarab

DIRECTOR, INDEPENDENT

Dawn is an Aboriginal woman of Bard (West Kimberley) and Yjindjarbandi (Pilbara) descent. A highly regarded and experienced senior social worker and researcher, she did her PhD on the impact of the gendered lived experiences of Aboriginal women and men.

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Lois Boswell

DIRECTOR, SA

Lois Boswell oversees strategic policy and reform in areas relating to disability, youth justice, family services, community investment and concessions. Lois is also an adjunct professor with the University of South Australia.

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Greta Doherty

DIRECTOR, COMMONWEALTH

Greta Doherty is the acting Group Manager, Women’s Safety, at DSS, where she is responsible for development and delivery of the National Plan to End Violence against Women and Children 2022–2032 as well as key Commonwealth programs such as 1800RESPECT.

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Elizabeth Foley

DIRECTOR, INDEPENDENT
Chair, Finance, Risk
and Audit Committee

Elizabeth Foley is a non-executive director and CEO, with experience across a range of sectors, including financial services, digital innovation, health and medical research, and professional services industries.

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Jeanette Kerr

DIRECTOR, NT

Jeanette Kerr is the Deputy Chief Executive, Families in Territory Families, Housing and Communities since September 2016. 

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Jenny Morgan

DIRECTOR, INDEPENDENT

Jenny Morgan is a Professor in Melbourne Law School, University of Melbourne, where she has taught across a range of courses since 1988.

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Edward Mosby

DIRECTOR, INDEPENDENT

Edward is a Torres Strait Islander born on Thursday Island, was raised in South West Queensland and has lived in Central Queensland for the past 20 years.

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Barry Sandison

DIRECTOR, INDEPENDENT

Barry Sandison is a research fellow with the Australian National University School of Health and Medicine and also with the Paul Ramsay Foundation. With over 38 years' experience in the public sector across more than 13 agencies, Barry’s expertise covers a wide range of health- and welfare-related work, with previous senior roles in both policy and service delivery.

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Dr Kylie Stephen

DIRECTOR, QLD

Kylie has worked in policy, program and operational roles across a range of human service portfolios, including community services, child safety, community recovery and gender equality in both the United Kingdom and Queensland.

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PO Box Q389, Queen Victoria Building NSW 1230
Phone: 61 2 8374 4000
| Email: enquiries@anrows.org.au

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