Associate Professor JaneMaree Maher

Associate Professor JaneMaree Maher is Associate Professor in the Centre for Women’s Studies and Gender Research, Sociology in the School of Social Sciences.

My research is focused in two key areas of gendered social science: women’s work and family, and gendered violences.

My research  critically examine the interactions of families and societies, with an emphasis on how neo-liberal discourses of health and consumption impact on family relationships. My current project is the ARC funded DP160100257 Children as health advocates in families: assessing the consequences exploring the mobilisation of children as vectors for public health messages.  

I am involved in gendered violence  projects focused on how gender impacts on the operation of criminal justice and security. My key interests are in family violence and gendered hate crime. 

In 2014, I was the winner of  Dean’s Award for Excellence in Higher Degree by Research Supervision, Faculty of Artsfor ‘exemplary support and direction of graduate researchers’.  In 2011, I was main supervisor for Dr Karolyne Quinn’s thesis on clinical responses to childhood sexual abuse survivors, which won the University’s Mollie Holman Medal for outstanding doctoral research in the Faculty of Arts.

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  • Monash Gender and Family Violence Research Team The Gender and Family Violence: New Frameworks in Prevention team has won the 2016 Dean’s Award for Research Impact (Economic and Social Impact) for strengthening Victoria’s Integrated Family Violence System. The project, which won the award, was conducted by Professor Jude McCulloch, Associate Professor JaneMaree Maher and Drs Kate ... Read more
  • This project explores families, food and health messages from school. We are interested in the experiences of diverse families who have at least one child of primary school age. We are seeking families with at least one child attending primary school in Victoria. We are offering 3 x one $50 voucher [$150 in total for each ... Read more
  • The research team completed our pilot project at Kensington Primary School: the report provided to the School can be accessed here. Our sincere thanks to all involved for all their support. School Food Programs Report 2016 Read more
  • Widespread public concern with obesity means children are seen as advocates for change in family health practices. This study Child health advocacy  examines how health knowledge taken home by primary aged children impacts on children’s well-being, family food practices, and family relationships. It investigates the consequences for children and families, with particular attention to diverse family ... Read more

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