Annabel’s appointment to this flagship position in 2018 followed her tenure as Director, Queensland Centre for Domestic and Family Violence Research (QCDFVR).
Annabel joined QCDFVR in late 2014, having been an evaluation research consultant in domestic violence services, child abuse prevention services and alternative justice initiatives in New Zealand. Prior to her arrival at QCDFVR Annabel was based at the University of Canterbury and between 2009 and 2014 held the position of Director of the Te Awatea Violence Research Centre where she designed and led a number of research projects commissioned by the community and government sectors.
Annabel has published widely and in 2013 co-edited a book “Understanding Violence: Context and Practice in the Human Services” which has become a key resource for practitioners in the field and students in a variety of university-based learning. Whilst QCDFVR Director (2014-2018) Annabel completed national reports on judicial education and domestic violence, and the enforcement of protection orders in Australia. She has been a pioneer in introducing extensive domestic and family violence education and training options at both Higher Education and VET levels through QCDFVR’s relationship with CQUniversity.
Interactive big issues session
Gender and violence: A Healthy discussion
Presenting with Mark Walters
Saturday & Sunday 1–2 September | View program for more details
Interactive big issues session—Gender and violence: A Healthy discussion
In Queensland, as is the case globally, women are overrepresented as victims of violence. Such violence usually occurs in their own homes and at the hands of a man known to them. This intimate partner violence (IPV) is often referred to as domestic violence (DV), and is the most prevalent form of violence against women (VAW) in Australia. The WHO clinical and policy guidelines: Responding to intimate partner violence and sexual violence against women (2013) recognise that VAW is now accepted as a serious public health issue. However the critical role that health-care providers can play in responding to victims of IPV has been poorly understood or accepted. Many feel ill-equipped to deal with this problem, since this was not part of their training. The WHO guidelines suggest that to assume their roles in the public health continuum it is necessary to “sensitise” health care professionals to the issue and provide them with knowledge and skills necessary to respond appropriately to those experiencing, and perpetrating, IPV. This interactive session will enable participants to explore attitudes and practices relevant to the field of gendered violence, with a focus on enhancing their knowledge of responses to IPV.
What are the determinants that connect health?
With governance and accountability in the Australian health care system split between various levels of government and numerous separate agencies, overall management of the system is at times difficult to work in and navigate for patients. NQPHN has taken the unprecedented step to develop the myPHN Conference 2018 with an intent to explore the determinants of health from a cross sectoral perspective. This approach aims to enhance intersectorial understanding and integration to facilitate conversations, innovations and partnerships that meet the needs of the future state requirements of general practice and health care.