JaneMaree  Maher Author of Evaluating Organization Development

JaneMaree Maher

Monash University

My research focuses on motherhood and family life. I critically examine current approaches to childhood obesity, maternal responsibility and family. My projects explore how neo-liberal discourses of health and consumption impact on families respond to circulating discourses about consumption and responsibility. I undertake gender and crime projects focused on how criminal justice mobilises notions of femininity, masculinity and gender in crime and and punishment.


Associate Professor JaneMaree Maher is Director of the Centre for Women’s Studies and Gender Research in the School of Social Sciences. She is Director of the Social and Political Sciences Graduate Research Program. In 2014, she was the winner of  Dean’s Award for Excellence in Higher Degree by Research Supervision, Faculty of Arts. This award was given for ‘exemplary support and direction of graduate researchers’ In 2011, Dr Karolyne Quinn’s thesis on clinical responses to childhood sexual abuse survivors, for which Associate Professor Maher was the main supervisor, won the University’s Mollie Holman Medal for outstanding doctoral research in the Faculty of Arts.


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