The Centre’s research strengths are focused on gender, violence, and issues of women’s equality and participation.
Gender, Human Rights and Violence;
Gender, Health and Well-Being;
Environment and Sustainability;
Gender, Culture, Representations, and Media;
Employment, Families, Societies.
The Centre has a vibrant graduate research program. In recent years, graduates of the Centre have received awards for outstanding thesis work including Dr Sally Newman (Women’s Studies 2008) joint winner of the Australian Women’s and Gender Studies PhD Award in 2010 and Dr Karolyne Quinn (Women’s Studies 2011) who won the Monash Mollie Holman Medal in 2011.
We welcome opportunities for collaboration in our research areas.
Please contact the Centre Director, Associate Professor JaneMaree Maher for further information.
- Improving Australia’s response to childhood obesity: Prevention education and its impact on mothers and families 2011-2012Associate Professor Suzanne Fraser (Curtin University), Professor Jan Wright (University of Wollongong), Associate Professor JaneMaree Maher, Professor Alan Petersen and Dr Claire Tanner (Monash University) Childhood Read more
- Contemporary discourses about childhood and child well-being carry strong messages for parents and families about health weights and healthy bodies. Ideas about and fears about childhood Read more
- Nineteenth-Century Female Poisoners Three English Women Who Used Arsenic to Kill Nineteenth-Century Female Poisoners investigates the Essex poisoning trials of 1846 to 1851 where three women were charged Read more
- This year will be one of rapid change in Afghanistan, as international military forces continue their withdrawal from the country and Afghans await the final Read more
- Gender research is a recognised strength in the Faculty of Arts, and the Centre for Women’s Studies and Gender Research (CWSGR) will further strengthen this research environment in Read more
- Warmest congratulations to Professor Jacqui True, whose book, The Political Economy of Violence Against Women, (OUP, 2012), has won the American Political Science Association’s Human Rights Read more
- Project Description and Aims This project was prompted by increasing public concern over Australia ‘s falling national birthrate and on-going political debate regarding the role and Read more