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Dr. Liane McDermott

PhD, MSocSc, BSocSc, GCCreatInd, GCWEP
Senior Research Officer
School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Sciences
Queensland Centre for Domestic and Family Violence Research
Brisbane - Level 20, 160 Ann Street
About Me

Liane is a Research Fellow with the Queensland Centre for Domestic and Family Violence Research. Since joining the Centre in 2016, Liane has led and managed a number of research projects evaluating programs for victim-survivors of domestic, family and/or sexual violence, as well as perpetrator programs that aim to improve the safety of women and their children. Her focus at the Centre is on understanding and improving service delivery and outcomes for those affected by gendered violence. With a background in community development and public health, Liane has also worked extensively with communities, government and non-government organisations in the development, implementation and evaluation of programs focusing on health behaviour change, and the health and wellbeing needs of communities. Liane hopes her research will contribute to the development of initiatives to prevent and reduce gendered violence, support front-line practitioners and the gendered violence sector more broadly, and improve the lives of individuals and communities.

General
Background

Research interests: evaluation of service development and delivery; applied gendered violence research; participatory action research

Current research:

. Exploring legal outcomes of an integrated sexual assault service response

. Evaluation of a men's sustaining behaviour change pilot program

. Review of outcome measures and tools for women's health and wellbeing support services

Universities Studied At

University of Queensland

Queensland University of Technology

University of South Australia

Universities Worked At

Central Queensland University

University of Queensland

James Cook University

University of South Australia

Awards

Graduate Certificate of Writing, Editing and Publishing

Graduate Certificate of Creative Writing

Doctor of Philosophy - Population Health

Master of Social Science (Health Practice)

Bachelor of Social Science (Human Services) - Social Health

Previous teaching

Associate Supervisor - PhD student, Technische Universitat Berlin

Lecturer, Health Behaviour - University of Queensland

Co-Supervisor - Master of Public Health student, University of Queensland

Professional Experience

2016 to 2021: Senior Research Officer, Queensland Centre for Domestic and Family Violence Research, CQUniversity

2014 to 2015: Post-doctoral Research Fellow/Team Leader, Wesley Medical Research

2011 to 2012: Senior Research Officer, Health Promotion - Tropical Regional Services, Queensland Health

2010: Senior Research Officer (casual) - James Cook University Clinical School

2009: Education Officer (casual) - Queensland Centre for Domestic and Family Violence Research, CQUniversity

2001 to 2003: Senior Research Officer - School of Population Health, University of Queensland

1998 to 2000: Project Coordinator/Research Assistant - Centre for Health Promotion and Cancer Prevention Research, University of Queensland

1996 to 1997: Community Development Officer, Mackay City Council

Professional Memberships

Australian Evaluation Society

Institute of Professional Editors

Industry Reports

· McDermott L, Pieterse M. Meyer, S. (2021) Review of the effectiveness of P.R.A.D.O. (Caboolture). Queensland Centre for Domestic and Family Violence Research, Central Queensland University. Report prepared on behalf of Department of Child Safety, Youth and Women

· Carswell S, McDermott L. (2020) Women’s Health and Wellbeing Support Services – Evaluation Phase 2 Report. Queensland Centre for Domestic and Family Violence Research, Central Queensland University. Report prepared on behalf of Department of Child Safety, Youth and Women

· Meyer S, Hine L, McDermott L. (2019) Caring Dads Trial Evaluation (Queensland) Final report. Queensland Centre for Domestic and Family Violence Research, Central Queensland University. Report prepared on behalf of Department of Child Safety, Youth and Women

· Meyer S, Hine L, McDermott L, Eggins E. (2019) Walking with Dads Trial Evaluation Final report. Queensland Centre for Domestic and Family Violence Research, Central Queensland University. Report prepared on behalf of Department of Child Safety, Youth and Women

· Lovatt H, McDermott L, Cheyne N, Honorato B. (2019) Evaluation of the North Queensland Combined Women’s Service Sexual Assault Response Team Trial: Final report. Queensland Centre for Domestic and Family Violence Research, Central Queensland University. Report prepared on behalf of Department of Child Safety, Youth and Women

· Lovatt H, McDermott L, Cheyne N, Honorato B. (2018) Evaluation of the North Queensland Combined Women’s Service Sexual Assault Response Team Trial: Mid-point report. Queensland Centre for Domestic and Family Violence Research, Central Queensland University. Report prepared on behalf of Department of Child Safety, Youth and Women

· Lovatt H, McDermott L, Cheyne N. (2018) Evaluation of the North Queensland Combined Women’s Service Sexual Assault Response Team Trial: Literature review and baseline analysis. Queensland Centre for Domestic and Family Violence Research, Central Queensland University. Report prepared on behalf of Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services

· Lovatt H, McDermott L, Cheyne N. (2018) Early implementation evaluation report for the Integrated Service Response Trial: Logan-Beenleigh, Mount Isa, Cherbourg. Queensland Centre for Domestic and Family Violence Research, Central Queensland University. Report prepared on behalf of Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services

· McDermott L, Cheyne N, Taylor A. (2017) Evidence-based review of Queensland Police Service’s domestic and family violence training. Queensland Centre for Domestic and Family Violence Research, Central Queensland University. Report prepared on behalf of Queensland Police Service

· McDermott L, Cheyne N, Taylor A. (2016) Police education and training in domestic and family violence: national and international trends and best practices. Queensland Centre for Domestic and Family Violence Research, Central Queensland University. Scoping report prepared on behalf of Queensland Police Service

Recent Research Projects
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Research Supervision
Accreditation

I am currently accredited for supervision in the following:

  • 4402 Criminology
  • 3602 Creative and professional writing
  • 4405 Gender studies
  • 4206 Public health

At the level of Principal Supervisor


Current Capacity
I am currently available to supervise more research candidates
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Research Interests
Health Sciences

Public health - Preventative health care

Health Sciences

Public health - Social determinants of health

Human Society

Gender studies - Women s studies (incl. girls studies)

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