Multicultural and Settlement Services supporting women experiencing violence (MuSeS)

Project Details

The MuSeS study aims to inform strategies that better support immigrant and refugee women and children experiencing family violence. We aim to develop an in-depth understanding of the capacity of settlement and multicultural service providers and volunteers to recognise when women and children are experiencing violence, to implement early intervention initiatives and/or; to provide support to women and children experiencing violence.

The grant will fund a two-year study across 6 sites; two per state in Victoria, Tasmania and South Australia).


Dr Cathy Vaughan
Karen Block
, Centre for Health Equity
Lana Zannettino, Flinders University
Linda Murray, University of Tasmania
Adele Murdolo, Multicultural Centre for Women’s Health
Regina Quiazon, Multicultural Centre for Women’s Health


Partner organisations include: Foundation House, the Australian Red Cross, AMES Australia, and the Australian Migrant Resource Centre.


Funded through Australia’s National Research Organisation for Women’s Safety Limited (ANROWS) Research Priorities Grant Scheme 2017-2020

Research Group

Gender and Women's Health

School Research Themes

Key Contact

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Department / Centre

Centre for Health Equity

Unit / Centre

Gender and Women's Health