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.
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Overt acts of perceived discrimination reported by British working-age adults with and wit..
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Inequalities in the Age of Universal Health Coverage: Young Chileans with Diabetes Negotiating for Their Right to Health
Marcela Gonzalez-Aguero, Richard Chenhall, Prabhathi Basnayake, Cathy Vaughan
Journal article | 2019 | Medical Anthropology Quarterly: international journal for the cultural and social analysis of health
While Universal Health Coverage (UHC) has been praised as a powerful means to reduce inequalities and improve access to health glo..
Overt acts of perceived discrimination reported by British working-age adults with and without disability.
Eric Emerson, Allison Milner, Zoe Aitken, Lauren Krnjacki, Cathy Vaughan, Gwynnyth Llewellyn, Anne Kavanagh
Journal article | 2019 | Journal of Public Health
BACKGROUND: Exposure to discrimination can have a negative impact on health. There is little robust evidence on the prevalence of ..
'I don't think they trust the choices I will make.' - Narrative analysis of choice and control for people with psychosocial disability within reform of the Australian Disability Employment Services program
Alexandra Devine, Helen Dickinson, Lisa Brophy, Anne Kavanagh, Cathy Vaughan
Journal article | 2019 | Public Management Review
The MuSeS project: a mixed methods study to increase understanding of the role of settlement and multicultural services in supporting migrant and refugee women experiencing violence in Australia
Cathy Vaughan, Yara Jarallah, Adele Murdolo, Linda Murray, Regina Quiazon, Karen Block, Lana Zannettino
Journal article | 2019 | BMC International Health and Human Rights
Attitudes towards violence against women and gender equality among people from non-English speaking countries: Findings from the 2017 National Community Attitudes towards Violence Against Women Survey (NCAS)
Kim Webster, Catherine Vaughan, Rosie Yasmin, Kristin Diemer, Nikki Honey, Justine Mickle, Jenny Morgan, Alexandra Parkes, Violeta Politoff, Anastasia POWELL, Julie Stubbs, Andrew Ward
Report | 2019
This report presents key findings from the 2017 National Community Attitudes towards Violence against Women Survey focusing on res..
Promoting disability inclusion in sexual and reproductive health research and programming: Experiences from W-DARE
Liz Gill-Atkinson, A Devine, Cathy Vaughan, Jerome Zayas, MA Marco, Rak Ignacio, Manjula MARELLA, Graeme Armecin, Sally Baker
Report | 2018
Research background: Throughout the W-DARE project, women with disabilities and Disabled People’s Organisations (DPOs) were involv..
"Freedom to go where I want": improving access to sexual and reproductive health for women with disabilities in the Philippines
Alexandra Devine, Raquel Ignacio, Krystle Prenter, Lauren Temminghoff, Liz Gill-Atkinson, Jerome Zayas, Ma Jesusa Marco, Cathy Vaughan
Journal article | 2017 | Reproductive Health Matters
Rapid assessment of disability in the Philippines: understanding prevalence, well-being, and access to the community for people with disabilities to inform the W-DARE project
Manjula Marella, Alexandra Devine, Graeme Ferdinand Armecin, Jerome Zayas, Ma Jesusa Marco, Cathy Vaughan
Journal article | 2016 | Population Health Metrics
ASPIRE: A multi-site community-based participatory research project to increase understanding of the dynamics of violence against immigrant and refugee women in Australia
Cathy Vaughan, Adele Murdolo, Linda Murray, Erin Davis, Jasmin Chen, Karen Block, Regina Quiazon, Deb Warr
Journal article | 2015 | BMC Public Health
W-DARE: a three-year program of participatory action research to improve the sexual and reproductive health of women with disabilities in the Philippines
Cathy Vaughan, Jerome Zayas, Alexandra Devine, Liz Gill-Atkinson, Manjula Marella, Joy Garcia, Krissy Bisda, Joy Salgado, Carolyn Sobritchea, Tanya Edmonds, Sally Baker, Ma Jesusa Marco
Journal article | 2015 | BMC Public Health
W-DARE: Women with Disability taking Action on Reproductive and sexual health - a summary of initial findings and pilot interventions
C VAUGHAN, MJ Marco, J Zayas, M Marella, A Devine, L Gill-Atkinson, undefined WOWLEAP, undefined PARE, undefined Likhaan Center for Women's Health, undefined UP Center for Women's Studies Foundation
Report | 2015
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Honours, Awards and Fellowships
Post Doctoral Award
Vice Chancellor's Staff Engagement Excellence Award
Overseas Research Student Award
John Monash Scholarship
Melbourne School Of Population And Global Health
Doctor of Philosophy
London School of Economics and Political Science
Master of Public Health
Bachelor of Physiotherapy
La Trobe University