Silke Meyer

Assoc Professor

Accepting PhD Students

PhD projects

Taking on PhD students in criminology and other social sciences and offering co-supervision into social work and health as it relates to family violence. Currently supervising the following projects: 'Interventions with fathers who use domestic and family violence: Impact on parental alliance and family functioning' (external) '“What now: Exploring the emergency healthcare response to domestic violence”: A Grounded Theory study within regional Queensland hospitals' (external) Past supervision: 'Becoming unemployed: Mapping embodied subjectivity within jobactive' (PhD) 'Domestic violence intervention practices among South Sudanese communities in Australia: An exploration of the nature and relevance of a traditional mediation process' (Masters by research)


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Personal profile


Dr Silke Meyer is the Deputy Director of the Gender and Family Violence Prevention Centre at Monash University and an Associate Professor in Criminology. She is a criminologist and social worker by training, bringing practical and theoretical expertise to my research, teaching and writing. Her research centres on different aspects of domestic and family violence, including women and children’s safety and wellbeing, men’s accountability in their role as perpetrators and fathers, experiences specific to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and the role of domestic and family violence-informed practice in child protection, policing and court proceedings. Silke has delivered evaluations for a number of government and non-government organisations, including police, child protection, perpetrator interventions and victim support services. She is a Subject Matter Expert for the Raising Children Network and a former non-government board member of the inaugural Qld Domestic and Family Violence Death Review and Advisory Board. Her research has been published and cited across disciplines and continues to inform policy and practice in areas of victim and perpetrator-related service delivery.


Silke is accepting PhD students in the following areas:

  • domestic and family violence
  • intimate partner violence
  • adolescent family violence
  • intergenerational violence
  • gender based violence, including sexual exploitation
  • child protection responses to family violence
  • policing 
  • perpetrator interventions
  • problematic substance use
  • trauma informed service responses
  • recovery from childhood trauma
  • policy and law reform
  • incarcerated women
  • Family violence and Indigenous specific experiences, interventions and community strategies

Education/Academic qualification

Criminology, PhD, Griffith University

Jul 2006Aug 2009

Award Date: 18 Dec 2009

Criminology, Master, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KU Leuven) (Catholic University of Leuven)

Aug 2004Jul 2004

Award Date: 29 Jul 2005

Social Work, Honours, Fachhochschule, Wolfenbuttel, Germany

Apr 1998Mar 2001

Award Date: 30 Mar 2001

External positions

Adjunct A/Professor, Central Queensland University

1 Jun 2019 → …

Research area keywords

  • domestic and family violence
  • intimate partner violence
  • help-seeking
  • policing
  • court responses
  • child protection
  • impact on children
  • adolescent family violence
  • family violence and Indigenous communities
  • trauma-informed practice
  • recovery from childhood trauma


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