Kim Webster

Kim Webster

Kim Webster

    National Community Attitudes Towards Violence Against Women Survey, Australia’s National Research Organisation for Women’s Safety (ANROWS)

    Kim manages the National Community Attitudes Towards Violence Against Women Survey, led by Australia’s National Research Organisation for Women’s Safety and funded by the Department of Social Services. She has played a leadership role in the survey since 2006, as well as contributing as a researcher and writer to the development of guiding frameworks to prevent violence against women in Victoria (an initiative of VicHealth) and nationally (led by OurWatch). She also contributed to the development of an international framework led by UN Women. Kim was a subject matter expert and writer on the research teams responsible for producing estimates of the burden of disease of partner violence in both 2005 and 2016 and wrote the Victorian Government’s first report addressing social and legal remedies for partner violence in 1985. She also has prior research, program and policy development expertise in the areas of women’s health, reducing health inequalities, anti-racism and refugee health and settlement. She is a Phd candidate at the University of Melbourne, with her research focusing on the role of attitudes in understanding and monitoring violence against women.