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Kristin Diemer

Associate Professor of Sociology, The University of Melbourne

Dr Kristin Diemer is a sociologist with specialist interest in measurement of violence against women and children. Working globally on national prevalence data and administrative data systems, she provides technical support and local capacity building for safe and ethical measurement of violence against women. She has authored three editions of the Victorian Family Violence database, worked on two Victorian Law Reform Commissions and four waves of the National Community Attitudes Survey on Violence against Women and sits on the several technical advisory committees including the Australian Personal Safety Survey and the World Health Organisation for VAW measurement. Her current research supports countries in the Asia and Pacific Regions. In partnership with UNFPA 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)