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Associate Professor, Principal Research Fellow, The Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society, La Trobe University

With a background in nursing, education and health science, Sue works as a social researcher in the fields of sexuality and gender. She has a particular interest in culture change and the prevention of violence against women and has extensive experience working on prevention in diverse settings, including sport, education and workplaces. She is a principal investigator on an ARC Linkage Grant with the AFL and VicHealth to investigate the Respect and Responsibility Program as a workplace culture change strategy and on an ARC Discovery Project to study how parents and educators can contribute to raising children who can practice ethical relationships.


  • 2001–present
    Researcher, La Trobe University, The Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society
  • 1999–2001
    Health Promotion, Women's Health in the South East, Melbourne


  • 2007 
    La Trobe University, PhD
  • 1986 
    Monash University, M.Ed (incomoplete)
  • 1984 
    Deakin University, Grad Dip. Women's Studies
  • 1966 
    Prince Henry's Hospital, Melbourne, General Nursing

Research Areas

  • Sociology (1608)
  • Public Health And Health Services (1117)


VicHealth Award for Knowledge and Understanding: Evaluation Study – Fair Game: Respect Matters (2009). Dena's Award for excellence in research (2012)