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Rebecca Buys

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Monash University

Dr Rebecca Buys is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow with the Monash Gender and Family Violence Prevention Centre.

Her research offers new ways of approaching political, policy and activist processes to make social change through the framework of critical relationism. Rebecca's work examines forms of violence and practices of care. Her current research includes an exploration of the experiences and insights of those who engaged with the 2016 Victorian Royal Commission into Family Violence and its subsequent implementation processes, a critical examination of the facilitation of organised encounters to heal individual and group relations, and a focus on intimate partner violence through the Australian Research Council funded Discovery Project, ‘Securing women’s lives’.

Rebecca has a BA (Hons) in Political Science from the University of Canterbury (Aotearoa/New Zealand), a MSc in Comparative Politics - Conflict Studies from the London School of Economics and a PhD in Public Policy/Social Theory from Deakin University, alongside extensive experience working in government and for non-government organisations.


  • –present
    Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Monash University