Anti-family violence researcher and advocate awarded

Posted By TEU on Jun 8, 2018 |

University of Auckland Associate Professor, and Tertiary Education Union member, Janet Fanslow has been named a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit for her services to the research and prevention of family violence.

Based at the University’s School of Population Health, Associate Professor Fanslow has been researching family violence for more than 20 years and her work has been instrumental in proving its high prevalence rate, and in gaining recognition that family violence is a treatable health issue.

She was principal investigator of the Health Research Council-funded New Zealand Violence Against Women Survey in 2003; the largest study of violence against women undertaken in the country in which 2,855 women were consulted in face-to-face interviews.

Alongside Associate Professor Robyn Dixon (School of Nursing), Associate Professor Fanslow is co-director of the New Zealand Family Violence Clearinghouse, the national centre for collating and disseminating research on domestic and family violence.

Associate Professor Fanslow said: “Being a Union member is natural fit with work to achieve non-violence. They are both movements which thrive on working together, and have respect at their core. Having a strong university platform has made my non-violence work possible, and I really appreciate the work of the TEU in being a voice for the independence and value of tertiary education”.

Congratulations to Associate Professor Fanslow from everyone at the TEU.

This post was reproduced from an announcement on the University of Auckland website.

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