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Associate professor, The University of Melbourne

Dr Kristin Diemer is a sociologist with specialist interest in family violence and sexual assault. Researching both large and small datasets using mixed-method approaches, she works with local initiatives as well as state and national partnerships. She has authored three editions of the Victorian Family Violence database, worked on two Victorian Law Reform Commissions and two waves of the National Community Attitudes Survey on Violence against Women. She has also been part of the SAFER program of research into the Victorian government reform of the family violence system. Her current research is supporting countries in the Asia and Pacific Regions to measure violence against women. In partnership with UNFPA and she co-leads the kNOwVAWdata program.


  • 2005–present
    Senior research fellow, University of Melbourne
  • 2006–present
    Senior lecturer, OASES Graduate School


  • 2001 
    Monash University, PhD
  • 1989 
    Monash University, H1


  • 2014
    Researching collaborative processes in domestic violence perpetrator programs: Benchmarking for situation improvement, Journal of Social Work
  • 2012
    Safety and Accountability in Families: Evidence and Research, Australian Domestic and Family Violence Clearinghouse
  • 2012
    Measuring family violence in Victoria Victorian family violence database. Volume 4, Eleven year trend analysis, 1999-2010, Department of Justice - Victoria

Research Areas

  • Population Trends And Policies (160305)
  • Social Change (160805)
  • Gender Specific Studies (169901)