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.
- 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
- 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