Legal responses to family violence: experiences of refugee and migrant women in Victoria
Supervisors – Karen Block and Cathy Vaughan
Title of Thesis - Legal responses to family violence: experiences of refugee and migrant women in Victoria
Claire is a lawyer and PhD candidate interested in feminist socio-legal approaches to family violence and family law research. She has worked as a social science researcher in gender and women’s health and holds a master’s degree in social policy and social research from UCL.
Claire’s PhD research explores how migrant and refugee women experience legal institutions and interventions following family violence, as well as the impacts of legal responses on their lives. Her project considers the interactions between the family violence legal system, immigration law, family law and child protection. Taking place in the pandemic, Claire’s research also explores how the legal system is meeting the needs of migrant and refugee women during COVID, with the emerging use of online courtrooms and support systems.