Multicultural and Settlement Services for Women Experiencing Violence

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 funds a two-year study across six sites in Victoria, Tasmania and South Australia.


Professor Cathy Vaughan
Associate Professor Karen Block


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 HouseAustralian Red Cross, AMES Australia, and the Australian Migrant Resource Centre.


Australia’s National Research Organisation for Women’s Safety (ANROWS)  2017-2020

Research Group

Gender and Women's Health Unit

School Research Themes

Disparities, disadvantage and effective health care

Key Contact

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Department / Centre

Centre for Health Equity

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