My research is focused on women’s work and family, and on motherhood and family life. I am currently completing an ARC DP focused on Childhood obesity: mothers, children and liberal public health that critically examines current approaches to childhood obesity and maternal responsibility.
I am involved in a number of projects in the field of gender and crime.
I have supervised over twenty doctoral theses to completion. In 2011, Dr Karolyne Quinn’s thesis on clinical responses to childhood sexual abuse survivors, for which I was the main supervisor, won the University’s Mollie Holman Medal for outstanding doctoral research in the Faculty of Arts.
Associate Professor JaneMaree Maher is Associate Professor in the Centre for Women’s Studies and Gender Research in the School of Social Sciences. She is Director of the Social and Political Sciences Graduate Research Program.