Research Studies

Rape & Domestic Violence Services Australia is actively involved in research on sexual assault and domestic violence. 

Generally the organisation’s research is focussed on:

  1. Improving the provision of counselling services for people affected by the trauma of sexual assault and domestic violence; or
  2. Informing development of initiatives to prevent sexual assault and domestic violence from happening.

Participation from people who have experienced sexual assault, domestic or family violence is often invaluable to this research.

We are not currently recruiting for any research projects. Please check back soon.

External Research

Rape & Domestic Violence Services Australia supports the need for further research into sexual assault and domestic violence. 

From time to time, the organisation promotes research studies being completed by a range of tertiary institutions and research bodies. 

The studies listed below are currently underway, and seeking participation from those who may have experienced sexual assault or domestic violence.  Further information is listed below. 


How Women With a History of Child Sexual Assault Experience Pregnancy and Childbirth: A Qualitative Analysis

Under the supervision of Professor Murray Dyck, Casie Walker is conducting research into how women with and without a history of sexual violence experience pregnancy, childbirth and the early post-partum period in partial fulfilment of the Master of Clinical Psychology program. 

To find out if you are eligible to participate in the study, please refer to the information sheet and flyer below. 


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PO Box 555 Drummoyne NSW 2047 | Tel 02 8585 0333 Fax 02 9555 5911

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