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Professor of Social Work; Leneen Forde Chair in Child & Family Research, Griffith University

Dr Silke Meyer is a criminologist and social worker by training, bringing practical and theoretical expertise to her research, teaching and writing. Her research centres on different aspects of domestic and family violence, including women and children’s safety, wellbeing and recovery, 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 currently receives funding from ANROWS, the Australian Institute of Criminology, the Victorian Law Foundation and the Department of Social Services.

Silke is a Subject Matter Expert for the Raising Children Network and a former non-government member of the inaugural Qld Domestic and Family Violence Death Review and Advisory Board. She provides independent subject matter expert reports in DFV related death reviews involving. Her research has been published and cited across disciplines and continues to inform policy and practice in areas of victim, perpetrator and family-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