Sexual violence and abuse is a global public health concern that seriously impacts individuals, families and whole communities. The Sexual Violence Research and Prevention Unit (SVRPU) seeks to understand, prevent and respond to sexual violence and abuse at a local, national and international level.
The SVRPU works collaboratively to generate research that actively contributes to theoretical and empirical knowledge to guide policy and practice. The Unit aims to reduce victimisation and address perpetration through innovative and evidence-based knowledge and practice. Research is disseminated to industry professionals and to the broader community, bridging the gap between research and practice.
SVRPU's co-leaders bring extensive research and practice experience and specialist knowledge in the field of sexual violence and abuse, concentrating on the development, onset, and progression of these behaviours across the life course, and associated community and justice system responses.
Learn more about our national and international members, and how to join the team.
Read more about our funded projects from external and internal sources.
Explore publications and reports authored by members of the SVRPU.
Our research students
Discover more about our current student research projects, study and research opportunities.