Professor Angela TaftProfessor, Nursing & Midwifery, Judith Lumley Centre
Angela Taft is Professor and Principal Research Fellow at the Judith Lumley Centre (JLC), La Trobe University, Australia and an Honorary Senior Fellow in the Department of General Practice, University of Melbourne. She is a social scientist using rigorous combinations of qualitative and epidemiological methods to answer urgent and complex questions about women's health. Over the last eighteen years she has led a major competitively funded program of research at JLC on intimate partner/gender-based violence. This has included analysing the health impact of partner violence over time in the Australian Longitudinal Study of Women's Health, Cochrane systematic reviews and multi-method randomised controlled trials of IPV interventions in general practice and maternal and child health nursing. She conducts studies to prevent unwanted pregnancies and prevent abortion, including those evaluating emergency contraception, long-acting reversible contraception and medical abortion options for women whose contraception fails. Her interests include studies to improve women's health and reduction of violence in migrant and refugee communities and in the Asia-Pacific, especially in Timor-Leste.