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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.


Knowledge transfer and exchange

ANROWS host activities as part of its knowledge transfer and exchange (KTE) 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.


Knowledge translation 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.

Senior management team

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

Padma Raman PSM


Ms Raman has a wealth of experience as a senior executive at both the state and federal level, and in 2018 was awarded the Public Service Medal for outstanding service leading significant cultural, technological and governance change.

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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 more than 15 years’ experience in leadership roles developing advice, options and strategies on research, knowledge partnerships and exchange.

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Director, Strategic Operations

Susan Innes-Brown has extensive public sector experience in both the NSW State and Federal Government.

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