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Cathy Vaughan

Associate Professor
Migrant and refugee
Gender
Women
Disability
Community-based Participatory Research
Discrimination
Youth
Community psychology
Capacity building
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A/Prof

Cathy Vaughan

 
Division
Medicine, Dentistry And Health Sciences
 
Primary Interest
Violence Against Women
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A/Prof

Cathy Vaughan

 

Associate Professor Cathy Vaughan is based in the Gender and Women’s Health Unit in the Centre for Health Equity, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health. She currently leads research on the role of settlement and multicultural services in responding to violence against women; the Australian arm of a multi-country study on sexual and gender-based violence against refugees from displacement to resettlement; and research on building the capacity of faith leaders to respond to violence against women and family violence.

She also co-leads the kNOwVAWdata course to strengthen capacity to measure violence against women in Asia and the Pacific.Cathy has previously led research on sexual and reproductive health and violence against women with disability in the Philippines; on violence against immigrant and refugee women in Victoria and Tasmania; and on the impact of female genital cutting on women and families in Victoria. She is currently involved in research into discriminatory acts against young people with disability; employment outcomes for people with disability; and on media representations of violence against women. Cathy is Director of the WHO Collaborating Centre for Women’s Health hosted by the Centre for Health Equity, and teaches post-graduate courses on Community-Based Participatory Research; Women and Global Health; and Preventing Violence Against Women.Prior to shifting to academia, Cathy was a global health and development practitioner in the areas of women’s health, youth health, HIV and disability. Since 1996 she has worked with community groups, NGOs and government departments to conduct social research and to design, implement and evaluate health programs in Cambodia, Myanmar, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands and a number of other countries in Asia, the Pacific, and sub-Saharan Africa. This experience underpins her commitment to community-based and participatory approaches to research, research translation and community engagement.

Projects

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Projects

Project Types


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Research Contracts


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Research Grant


Scholarly Works

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Honours, Awards and Fellowships

2018

Vanguard Fellowship (University of Birmingham)

2015

Post Doctoral Award

Melbourne Social Equity Institute

2014

Vice Chancellor's Staff Engagement Excellence Award

University of Melbourne

2006

Overseas Research Student Award

Higher Education Funding Council for England

2005

Research Studentship

London School of Economics and Political Science

2005

John Monash Scholarship

General Sir John Monash Foundation

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Awards

Credentials

Positions


Associate Professor

Melbourne School Of Population And Global Health

Education


Doctor of Philosophy

London School of Economics and Political Science

Master of Public Health

Monash University

Bachelor of Physiotherapy

La Trobe University