Thea Brown is an academic policy and program researcher in family violence, partnership breakdown, filicide, and social work education. Her work on family violence in the context of partnership breakdown has led to new Family Court programs (Magellan Program) and legislative change Family Law Legislation Amendment (Family Violence and Other Measures), 2011. This work has been published by Allen and Unwin as Child Abuse and Family Law (co-authored with Renata Alexander) and as Family Violence and Family Law in Australia: The Experiences and Views of Children and Adults from Families who separated Post 1995 and post 2006, Vol 1 and Vol 2, (co-authored with Dale Bagshaw, Sarah Wendt, Alan Campbell, Elspeth McInnes, Beth Tinning, Becky Batagol, Adiva Sifris, Danielle Tyson, and Paula Fernandez Arias) for the Commonwealth Attorney- General’s Department, Canberra. Professor Brown is a co-convenor of the Monash Deakin Filicide research Hub which has carried out three published filicide research studies, 2013 – 2019, and one book, When Parents Kill Children, 2018, Palgrave Macmillan (co-edited with Danelle Tyson and Paula Fernandez Arias) and sponsored four international conferences on filicide, 2013-2019. She has been a member of state and Commonwealth policy committees on family violence, partnership breakdown, filicide and social work education and carried out many studies for NGOs across all these areas.
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Dr Danielle Tyson is Co-Director of the Monash Deakin Filicide Research Hub and Associate Professor in Criminology in the School of Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts and Education, Deakin University. Dr Tyson is recognised nationally and internationally as an expert in the field of gendered violence as it relates to domestic homicide and filicide (the killing of a child by a parent or step-parent). Dr Danielle Tyson’s research develops and builds collaborations with key stakeholders, experts and community advocates in the field to deliver a sound evidence base that has real-world application for the communities we serve.
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Dr Paula Fernandez Arias is an associate researcher at the Department of Social Work, Monash University and a Co-director of the Monash Deakin Filicide Research Hub. Her research focuses on the intersection between gender, reproductive rights, and crimino-legal outcomes for women.
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