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Our Honours, Masters and Doctoral students are integral team members of the Sexual Violence Research and Prevention Unit.

Current PhD students

Danielle Labhardt (w/ Coventry University)

Project

A cross-cultural study using sequential triangulation and immersive technology to advance bystander intervention research in sexual assault.

Supervisors

  • Dr Emma Holdsworth (Coventry)
  • Professor Sarah Brown (Coventry)
  • Dr Douglas Howat (Coventry)
  • Dr Nadine McKillop
  • Professor Christian Jones

Recent publications

Labhardt, D., Holdsworth, E., Brown, S., & Howat, D. (2017). You see but you do not observe: A review of bystander intervention and sexual assault on university campuses. Aggression and Violent Behaviour, 35, 13-25.

Timea Molnar (w/ Griffith University)

Project

Validation of the JSOAP-II on Australian Indigenous and non-Indigenous youth who sexually harm

Supervisors

  • Associate Professor John Rynne
  • Dr Troy Allard
  • Dr Nadine McKillop

Recent publications

Molnar, T., Rynne, J., & Webster, J. (2017). An appreciative assessment of prison quality for Australian First Peoples of the Kimberley region in Western Australia. Victims & Offenders, 1–22.

For further information on visiting or applying to research with us visit About Sexual Violence Research and Prevention Unit.

Honours students

Richard Bojack (USC)

Project

Investigating the onset of child sexual abuse in emerging adulthood: A comparison across developmental life stages

Supervisors

  • Dr Susan Rayment-McHugh
  • Dr Nadine McKillop
Melinda Osbourne (USC)

Project

Critical life events: Pathways to child sexual offending

Supervisors

  • Dr Lara Christensen

For further information on visiting or applying to research with us visit About Sexual Violence Research and Prevention Unit.

Potential research topics

Research projects are available for honours and HDR students (from a range of disciplines) in the following areas:


Understand:

  • Understanding onset and progression of child sexual abuse
  • Female sexual offending
  • Youth sexual violence and abuse
  • Online sexual offending trajectories
  • Victimology of sexual abuse
  • Understanding endemic sexual violence

Prevent:

  • Contextual and place-based prevention models
  • Situational prevention of child sexual abuse
  • Child-safe organisations
  • Preventing sexual violence and abuse in Indigenous communities
  • Bystander interventions and sexual assault

Respond:

  • Assessment and treatment of youth and adults who sexually abuse
  • Evaluation of sexual offender rehabilitation and reintegration
  • Sentencing of child sexual offenders
  • Attrition of sexual abuse cases
  • Responding to sexual violence and abuse in Indigenous communities

For further information on visiting or applying to research with us visit About Sexual Violence Research and Prevention Unit.

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