Professor, Centre for Family Violence Prevention, The Royal Women’s Hospital, and The University of Melbourne, Vic
Kelsey leads the Safer Families Centre of Research Excellence. She also holds the joint Chair in Family Violence Prevention at the University of Melbourne and the Royal Women’s Hospital, and co-chairs the Melbourne Research Alliance to End Violence against Women (MAEVe).
An academic general practitioner, her research focuses on interventions to prevent violence against women, to identify domestic and family violence in primary care settings, and for early intervention with men, women and children exposed to abuse.
Kelsey developed the Composite Abuse Scale—a validated multidimensional measure of intimate partner abuse, was co-editor of Intimate Partner Abuse and Health Professionals (2006) and led the development of Royal Australian College of General Practice White Book on Abuse and Violence.