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ANROWS National Research Conference on Violence Against Women
ANROWS National Research Conference on Violence Against Women
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Kelsey Hegarty

Professor - Centre for Family Violence Prevention, Royal Women’s Hospital, and University of Melbourne


Professional Bio

Kelsey leads the Safer Families Centre of Research Excellence. She also holds the joint Chair in Family Violence Prevention at the University of Melbourne and the Royal Women’s Hospital, and co-chairs the Melbourne Research Alliance to End Violence against women and their children (MAEVe).

An academic general practitioner, her research focuses on interventions to prevent violence against women; to identify domestic and family violence in primary care settings; and for early intervention with men, women and children exposed to abuse.

Kelsey developed the Composite Abuse Scale, a validated multidimensional measure of intimate partner abuse; was co-editor of Intimate Partner Abuse and Health Professionals (2006); and led the development of the Royal Australian College of General Practice White Book on Abuse and Violence.