Our first research presentation for 2015!

De-genderisation and sexual assault services
Professor Liz Kelly CBE
Monday, 16th February
University of Queensland (St Lucia)

Change of venue: The venue has changed to Building 7 Room 234, Parnell Building, University of Queensland, St Lucia, Queensland, 4067.


It is with great pleasure that we welcome Professor Liz Kelly CBE to Queensland to speak about de-genderisation and sexual assault services. Professor Liz Kelly is a British researcher and activist who has worked extensively in the field of violence against women and children.

To register for her free presentation on Monday, 16th February, University of Queensland (St Lucia), please click here.

For those who are not able to attend, the session will be recorded for viewing on our website.

Professor Kelly is currently the Director of the Child and Woman Abuse Studies Unit (CWASU), London Metropolitan University, and is also involved in consultancy with the Metropolitan Police, the Crown Prosecution Service, and various government departments.


Welcome to 2015

The Queensland Centre for Domestic and Family Violence hopes you enjoyed a safe and restful holiday. If you require resources, please do not hesitate to place an order.

Also, our contact details have changed. Please pass this information on to your networks:

Queensland Centre for Domestic and Family Violence Research
CQUniversity Mackay
PO Box 135
Mackay MC, 4741
Telephone: (07) 4940 3320

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CDFVRe@der December 2014

The December CDFVRe@der is now available.

Articles include:

  • Remembering the butterflies: the tragedy of 1960
  • Twenty five years later… have attitudes changed?
  • Animal abuse linked to domestic and family violence

Dr Frank Ascione seminar video now available

Dr Ascione's recent seminar is now available for viewing online.

Dr Ascione is widely published and an expert in the relationship between maltreatment of animals and interpersonal violence. His seminar Animal abuse and intimate partner violence: Associations between the welfare of pets and the welfare of women and children in violent environments will be of great interest to those working in the fields of domestic and family violence and animal welfare.

Presentation slides

Visiting Scholar: Dr Annabel Taylor in Conversation video

Director of the Te Awatea Violence Research Centre, Dr Annabel Taylor, visited CDFVR in late July 2014. Dr Taylor is a Senior Lecturer in Social Work and Human Services; School of Language, Social and Political Sciences, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand. Dr Taylor’s main research interests are in criminal justice social work, with a focus on women and domestic violence. She spoke with Heather Lovatt, Interim Director at the Centre, and Jude Marshall, Manager of the Mackay Domestic Violence Resource Service.