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Kirsty Forsdike Lecturer in Management, Management Sport & Tourism

Kirsty is a lecturer and researcher in management and Chair of La Trobe’s Violence Against Women Research Network. Her research is focused on women’s safety (intimate partner violence, sexual assault and harassment) in sport and recreation, health systems response to family violence and women's mental health. She specialises in qualitative research methodology and evaluations.

She has conducted quality research in the area of early intervention and education programme development in the field of family violence since late 2012, prior to which she worked in mental health research. She has worked with organisations such as the Department of Social Services, Department of Premier and Cabinet Victoria, the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners, Medicare Locals/Primary Health Care Networks, Australia's National Research Organisation For Women's Safety (ANROWS), Australian Primary Health Care Research Institute (APHCRI), the Legal Services Board Commission and The Royal Women’s Hospital. She is currently developing a research programme that examines early intervention in the sporting context to enhance the safety of women participating in sport and recreation.

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