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Wednesday, 20 May 2020 18:55

Important Research:Intimate Partner Violence Perpetrated by Australian Defence Force Personnel: an exploratory study.

My name is Rebecca Pollard from the School of Justice, Queensland University of Technology (QUT) and I’m doing a PhD into Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) Perpetrated by Australian Defence Force (ADF) Personnel. 

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 To briefly surmise: the research aims to address the current limited knowledge surrounding intimate partner violence within ADF families. Military health strategies in the US, UK and Canada have undergone significant ideological changes in recent years with the focus moving from the individual defence force member to the entire family unit. This shift has led to an increased interest into problems faced by military spouses, including IPV and the establishment of greater family support networks. We are recruiting participants who are experts in military culture or individuals who work within the field of domestic violence advocacy or military family advocates. We are wanting to gain an understanding, based on a persons professional knowledge, of the narratives of intimate partner violence within ADF families and processes of support available to perpetrators and victim-survivors.

This research could be used to enhance the insight into IPV perpetration within ADF families and the culture or contextual issues within the ADF that create or perpetuate the behaviour. It could further be used to improve the social welfare services for both victims and perpetrators within military families and provide information on cultural change occurring in international jurisdiction and its potential relevance to the Australian context. My supervisors both frequently work with government agencies including police, e-safety and so on.


If you are interested in participating or have any questions, please contact myself via email.

Please email me for the  Participant Information Sheet and Consent Form for further details on the study.

Please note that this study has been approved by the QUT Human Research Ethics Committee (approval number 1900000662).


Many thanks for your consideration of this request.

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