Professor Michael Flood

Professor Michael Flood’s research focuses on gender, sexuality, and interpersonal violence. He has made a significant contribution to scholarly and community understanding of men’s and boys’ involvements in preventing violence against women and building gender equality.

Michael has an extensive record of community and professional engagement. He has contributed to social change campaigns, worked with sporting and military organizations, participated in international expert meetings, and shaped national prevention frameworks.

Michael Flood

‘I see participating in public debate and contributing to community understanding as a
key role that academics can play.’

‘I feel enormously privileged to be able to do this work, and to
make a difference in the world.’


Books by Michael Flood

Engaging Men and Boys in Violence Prevention

Michael Flood (2018) Engaging Men and Boys in Violence Prevention. Palgrave Macmillan.

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Engaging Men in Building Gender Equality

Michael Flood with Richard Howson (eds.) (2015) Engaging Men in Building Gender Equality. Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

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The International Encyclopedia of Men and Masculinities

Michael Flood, Judith Kegan Gardiner, Bob Pease, Keith Pringle (eds.) (2007) The International Encyclopedia of Men and Masculinities. Routledge.

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Selected journal articles by Michael Flood

Forsdike, Kirsty, Tarzia, Laura, Flood, Michael, Vlais, Rodney, Hegarty, Kelsey (2021) 'A lightbulb moment': Using the theory of planned behavior to explore the challenges and opportunities for early engagement of Australian men who use violence in their relationships Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 36 (7-8), pp.NP3889– NP3913. []
Crabbe, Maree, Flood, Michael (2021) School-based education to address pornography’s influence on young people: A proposed practice framework American Journal of Sexuality Education, 16 (1), pp.1-37. []
Brown, Cynthia, Flood, Michael, Hegarty, Kelsey (2020) Digital dating abuse perpetration and impact: The importance of gender Journal of Youth Studies. []
Flood, Michael, Dragiewicz, Molly, Pease, Bob (2020) Resistance and backlash to gender equality Australian Journal Of Social Issues. []
Corboz, Julienne, Flood, Michael, Dyson, Sue (2016) Challenges of bystander intervention in male-dominated professional sport: Lessons from the Australian Football League Violence Against Women, 22 (33), pp.324-343. []
Jewkes, Rachel, Flood, Michael, Lang, James (2015) From work with men and boys to changes of social norms and reduction of inequities in gender relations: a conceptual shift in prevention of violence against women and girls The Lancet, 385 (9977), pp.1580-1589. []
Flood, Michael (2015) Work with men to end violence against women: a critical stocktake Culture, Health and Sexuality, 17 (S2), pp.159-176. []
Flood, Michael (2013) Male and female sluts: shifts and stabilities in the regulation of sexual relations among young heterosexual men Australian Feminist Studies, 28 (75), pp.95-107. []


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Domestic and sexual violence are deep-rooted problems in our community. Professor Michael Flood is working to stop the violence before it occurs.

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