Risk factors for Violence in Australian Women – A twenty year follow up Study

Research Opportunity
PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Number of Honour Places Available
Medicine and Radiology
Royal Melbourne Hospital
Primary Supervisor Email Number Webpage
Dr Melissa Coulson melissa.coulson@unimelb.edu.au 83442458 Personal web page
Co-supervisor Email Number Webpage
Professor Cassandra Szoeke cszoeke@unimelb.edu.au 83441835 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 (Bold y et al, 2002). This project will examine risk factors associated with Australian women’s experiences of violence.

The main opportunities in this project are:

  • Working with a large dataset spanning over20 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

Ageing, Women's Health

Research Opportunities

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

Graduate Research application

Honours application

Key Contact

For further information about this research, please contact a supervisor.


Medicine and Radiology

Research Group / Unit / Centre

Healthy Ageing Program

Research Node

Royal Melbourne Hospital

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