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Professor and Director, La Trobe University

Angela Taft is Professor and Director of the Judith Lumley Centre and has been with the centre since 1999. She is also an Honorary Senior Fellow in the Department of General Practice, University of Melbourne and a former National Convenor of the Women's Health SIG of the Public Health Association of Australia. She is a social scientist with a strong interest in rigorous combination of qualitative and quantitative methods to answer complex questions about women's health.
Over the last ten years she has led a major competitively funded program of research at JLC on intimate partner/gender-based violence. This has included analysing the health impact of IPV over time in the Australian Longitudinal Study of Women's Health, Cochrane systematic reviews and randomised trials of IPV interventions in general practice and maternal and child health nursing. She is strongly interested in preventing the harm to Safe Motherhood from gender-based violence.


  • 2001–present
    Principal Research Fellow, Mother and Child Health Research Centre, La Trobe University