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Associate Professor in Crimninology; Deputy Dircetor Monash Gender and Family Violence Prevention Centre, Monash University

Dr Silke Meyer is an Associate Professor in Criminology and the Deputy Director of the Gender and Family Violence Prevention Centre at Monash University with adjunct affiliations at CQUniversity and Griffith University. She is a criminologist and social worker by training, bringing practical and theoretical expertise to her research, teaching and writing. Silke’s research centres on different aspects of domestic and family violence, including women and children’s safety and wellbeing, men’s accountability in their role as perpetrators and fathers, experiences specific to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and the role of domestic and family violence-informed practice in child protection, policing and court proceedings. Silke has delivered evaluations for a number of government and non-government organisations, including police, child protection, perpetrator interventions and victim support services. She is further a Subject Matter Expert for the Raising Children Network and a former non-government board member on the Qld Domestic and Family Violence Death Review and Advisory Board. Her research has been published and cited across disciplines and continues to inform policy and practice in areas of victim and perpetrator-related service delivery.


  • 2019–present
    Associate Professor, Monash University
  • 2016–2019
    Lecturer/ Senior Lecturer, Central Queensland University
  • 2010–2016
    Research Fellow, The University of Queensland


  • 2009 
    Griffith University, PhD