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Marika Guggisberg

Senior Lecturer, Domestic and Family Violence, CQUniversity Australia

I have a PhD in the area of intimate partner violence, its mental health effects and women's coping behaviours with psychoactive substances.

I have a Master in Criminal Justice from the University of Western Australia and a background in psychology and social work.

I have experience with working with children, adults and families involved with violence, in particular sexual abuse.

Among other professional affiliations, I am a member of the Society of Australian Sexologists, World Association of Sexology, European Society of Sexual Medicine, and Australian Professional Society of Alcohol and other Drugs.

I joined CQUniversity in February 2017 to work in postgraduate teaching and for the Queensland Centre for Domestic and Family Violence Research. My specific interest is in sexual violence.


  • –present
    Research and Teaching Academic in Violence against Women and Children, CQUniversity Australia


  • 2010 
    The University of Western Australia, PhD