Patterns of Violence in Australian Women

Research Opportunity
PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Project Status
Medicine and Radiology
Royal Melbourne Hospital
Supervisor Email Number Webpage
Dr Kelly Hand
Professor Cassandra Szoeke Personal web page

Project Details

Women are more likely than men to experience various forms of violence. One in four Australian women experience physical or sexual assault from a current or former partner (Australian Bureau of Statistics, 2012), and since the age of 15 years, one in three women has experienced physical violence (Cox, 2015). Women are also over two times more likely than men to experience elder abuse (Boldy et al, 2002).

This project will examine the cross-sectional relationship between women’s experiences of violence and their health and quality of life outcomes, and the impact that experiences of violence have on women’s health and quality of life over time.

The main opportunities in this project are:

  • Working with a large dataset spanning over 20 years from an internationally renowned cohort
  • Working with an internationally recognised research team
  • You will also have the opportunity for publication
  • This project would suit a student with an interest in women’s health

School Research Themes

Women's Health

Research Opportunities

PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Graduate Research Students who are interested in joining this project will need to consider their elegibility as well as other Graduate Research requirements before contacting the supervisor of this research

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Key Contact

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Medicine and Radiology

Research Group / Unit / Centre

Healthy Ageing Program

Research Node

Royal Melbourne Hospital

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