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.
‘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
Engaging Men in Building Gender Equality
Michael Flood with Richard Howson (eds.) (2015) Engaging Men in Building Gender Equality. Cambridge Scholars Publishing
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
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. [eprints.qut.edu.au/119365/]
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. [eprints.qut.edu.au/103791/]
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. [eprints.qut.edu.au/103404/]
(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. [eprints.qut.edu.au/103407/]
Our researchers work with government and industry to improve laws and policy.
Domestic and sexual violence are deep-rooted problems in our community. Professor Michael Flood is working to stop the violence before it occurs.
At the heart of the matter