BiographyDeb conducted a landmark study on the level, extent and nature of violence against women during pregnancy uncovering the hidden number of women who suffer in silence at the hands of a violent partner. She also developed one of Australia’s first risk assessment frameworks for use in family violence work and continues to provide training and consultancy to the health and welfare field. Deb recently published a text book, ‘Working with domestic violence: Contexts and frameworks for practice’ released in January 2019 and currently sits on the Queensland Child Death Case Review Panel.
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Deb's current research interests include the link between companion animals and domestic violence; high income women’s pathways to safety; nonlethal strangulation; socio economic status and domestic violence; best practice interventions for violent men and government policy.
Deb has a passion for educating the next generation of social workers and counsellors to be the best they can be.