Associate Professor Jan Breckenridge – Knowing what to do: Responding to sexual and gendered misconduct on university campuses

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Tuesday, 21 May 2019 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Berg Family Foundation Seminar Room, Level 6, Wallace Wurth Building, Kensington Campus, UNSW Sydney

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Kirby Institute Seminar Series presents

Associate Professor Jan Breckenridge

Associate Professor Jan Breckenridge

Acting Head, School of Social Sciences, UNSW Sydney and Co-Convener of the Gendered Violence Research Network

Jan Breckenridge is an Associate Professor and Acting Head of the School of Social Sciences, UNSW Sydney and the Co-Convener of the UNSW Gendered Violence Research Network. Jan’s research is oriented towards maximum impact in innovative social policy development, service provision and outcome measurement of effectiveness. Jan leads an evidence informed knowledge-exchange stream "Gendered Violence and Organisations" which provides expert advice to universities, government, private and third sector organisations on best practice policies and organisational response to employees and the management of customers affected by domestic and family violence, sexual assault and sexual harassment.


It is now well established that gendered violence has serious public health implications. As university communities, we are increasingly aware of the serious level of gendered violence on university campuses.

Student activism and the Change the Course Report produced by the Australian Human Rights Commission in 2017 started a new conversation in Australia about safety on university campuses. This presentation focuses on the ways in which the UNSW Gendered Violence Research Network has used a social view of health and ecological models to respond to sexual and gendered misconduct on academic campuses.