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Research

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.

KNOWLEDGE TRANSFER

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.

KNOWLEDGE TRANSFER

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.

Register of Active Research

The ANROWS Register of Active Research (RAR) aims to provide a comprehensive landscape of research currently in progress in Australia that relates to domestic, family and sexual violence (DFSV). It lists research projects that are underway.

In November 2023 ANROWS released the Australian National Research Agenda (ANRA 2023–2028). The purpose of the ANRA is to direct research efforts towards addressing priority evidence gaps for policy and systems-wide practice design, nationally.

A centralised register of current research in priority research areas is an important resource for researchers who are considering projects and seeking research funding, and for research funders when assessing grant applications. The RAR is also a useful resource for researchers seeking to collaborate across jurisdictions and disciplines on future projects.


To be included in the RAR, research must be related to DFSV, have an Australian target population and be currently underway.

The value of the RAR increases with each relevant project registered. Therefore, we strongly encourage researchers to register project details as soon as practicable. 

Submitted projects will be uploaded to the RAR as soon as possible after registration.

Please note that while ANROWS encourages rigorous and ethical research, we are not able to quality assure the projects proposed for inclusion in the RAR. Inclusion in the RAR does not indicate an endorsement from ANROWS.

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Completed

“What Works” to reduce and respond to violence against women

A/Prof Dominiek Coates

Commenced July 2020

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Completed

RECOVER – Reconnecting mothers and children after violence: The child-parent psychotherapy pilot

Commenced July 2020

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Completed

A life course approach to determining the prevalence and impact of sexual violence in Australia: The Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health

Prof Deborah Loxton

Commenced June 2020

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Completed

Compliance with and enforcement of family law parenting orders

Commenced April 2020

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Completed

Pathways to intimate partner homicide

Commenced April 2020

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Completed

“Safe, Respected and Free from Violence”: An evaluation of primary prevention projects

Dr Emma Fulu

Commenced January 2020

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Completed

NCAS: Young peoples’ understandings of violence in intimate partner relationships

Commenced June 2019

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Completed

NCAS: Mistrust study – Investigating Australians’ mistrust of women’s reports of sexual violence

Commenced June 2019

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Current

National Community Attitudes towards Violence against Women Survey

Commenced June 2019

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Current

The “Safe Nest Group” pilot project: Early intervention for mothers and infants leaving family violence

A/Prof Katie

Commenced June 2019

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Completed

Crossing the line:
Lived experience of sexual violence among trans women of colour from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds in Australia

Commenced January 2019

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Completed

Improving family violence legal and support services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men who are perpetrators of family violence

Commenced March 2018

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