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Personal profile

Biography

Professor JaneMaree Maher is Professor in the Centre for Women's Studies and Gender Research, Sociology in the School of Social Sciences.

My research is focused in two key areas of gendered social science: women’s work, mothering and family, and gendered violences.

I am involved in gendered violence projects focused on how gender impacts on women's security and safety, and the gendered operations of the criminal justice system. My key interests are in family violence and gendered hate crime. I am a researcher in the Monash Gender & Family Violence Prevention Centre, focusing on new frameworks for prevention. A current focus is work with the Victorian Government on recommendations arising from the Royal Commission into Family Violence.

My family research critically examines the interactions of families and societieswith an emphasis on how neo-liberal discourses of health and consumption impact on family relationships. I have just completed an ARC funded DP160100257 Children as health advocates in families: assessing the consequences exploring the mobilisation of children as vectors for public health messages.  

Graduate Supervision

I have supervised more than 30 postgraduate students to completion during my time at Monash. My supervision is grounded in critical gender scholarship: gendered violence, gendered labour and care, mothering, family lives and gender and employment.

In 2014, I was the winner of Dean’s Award for Excellence in Higher Degree by Research Supervision, Faculty of Artsfor ‘exemplary support and direction of graduate researchers’.  In 2011, I was main supervisor for Dr Karolyne Quinn's thesis on clinical responses to childhood sexual abuse survivors, which won the University's Mollie Holman Medal for outstanding doctoral research in the Faculty of Arts. In 2001, I won the Dean’s Award for Excellence in Higher Degree by Research Supervision (Early Career Researcher), Faculty of Artsfor ‘exemplary support and direction of graduate researchers’. 

External positions

President, Australian Women's and Gender Studies Association

2016Nov 2018

Research area keywords

  • Gender
  • Family Violence
  • Childhood obesity
  • Mothering

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Projects

Research Output

Justice perspectives of women with disability: An Australian story

McCulloch, J., Maher, J., Walklate, S., McGowan, J. & Fitz-Gibbon, K., 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : International Review of Victimology. p. 1-15 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Children, ‘healthy’ food, school and family: the ‘[n]ot really’ outcome of school food messages

Maher, J., Supski, S., Wright, J., Leahy, D., Lindsay, J. & Tanner, C., Mar 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Children's Geographies. 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

1 Citation (Scopus)

Criminology, gender and security in the Australian context: Making women’s lives matter

Walklate, S., McCulloch, J., Fitz-Gibbon, K. & Maher, J. M., 2019, In : Theoretical Criminology. 23, 1, p. 60-77 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

13 Citations (Scopus)

Lone Wolf Terrorism Through a Gendered Lens: Men Turning Violent or Violent Men Behaving Violently?

McCulloch, J., Walklate, S., Maher, J. M., Fitz-Gibbon, K. & McGowan, J., 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Critical Criminology. 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

4 Citations (Scopus)

Prizes

Dean's Award for Excellence in Higher Degree by Research Supervision

Maher, JaneMaree (Recipient), 2014

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Dean's Award for Excellence in Research Impact and Engagement

McCulloch, Jude (Recipient), Maher, JaneMaree (Recipient), Fitz-Gibbon, Kate (Recipient), Segrave, Marie (Recipient) & James Andrew Roffee (Recipient), 2016

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Faculty of Arts Excellence in Research Supervision (ECR)

Maher, JaneMaree (Recipient), 2001

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Activities

  • 1 Submissions to industry or govt committees, commissions and inquiries

Submission in response to the Parliamentary inquiry into a better family law system to support and protect those affected by family violence

Kate Fitz-Gibbon (Fellow), , JaneMaree Maher (Fellow), , Jude McCulloch (Fellow), , Marie Segrave (Fellow), & Sandra Walklate (Fellow)

2017

Activity: External Academic EngagementSubmissions to industry or govt committees, commissions and inquiries