Kelsey Hegarty is Director of Postgraduate Nursing Programs and an academic general practitioner who currently works as a Professor and leads an Abuse and Violence in primary care research program. Her current research includes the evidence base for interventions to prevent violence against women; educational and complex interventions around identification of family violence in primary care settings and responding to women and children exposed to abuse through primary care and through the use of new technologies.
During the last decade Kelsey has contributed at both national and international levels to the intimate partner violence field. She has developed a program of research in family violence, which commenced with her thesis. She has co-edited a book on “Intimate partner abuse for health professionals” and is on two Cochrane systematic reviews of screening and advocacy interventions for domestic violence. She played a significant role in the development of Royal Australian College of General Practice White Book on Abuse and Violence and a GP learning module. She is currently chair of the governance group of the Domestic Violence Resource Centre Victoria.
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