The Centre’s key research strengths are focused on gender, violence, and issues of women’s equality and participation. Key current research areas include: 

Gender and Family Violence mgfv-logo

Families and 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 Professor JaneMaree Maher for further information.