Ben Mathews

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Ben is a Professor in the School of Law at Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Australia, and is Principal Research Fellow in the QUT Faculty of Law. Dr Mathews has published 15 government reports, 65 refereed scholarly articles and book chapters, and over 20 law reform submissions on issues concerning children and the law, with a focus on multidisciplinary research at the interface of child maltreatment and law. His key field of research expertise is in the prevention, detection, and response to child abuse and neglect by legal and social systems. His body of research includes legal analysis; conceptual analysis; ethical analysis; legal analysis informed by social science; systematic reviews (using PRISMA and Cochrane); analysis of government datasets; time trend analysis of the impact of law in lived experience; longitudinal studies of reporting of child abuse and the outcomes of these reports; comparative analysis of different legal systems; randomised controlled trials of educational interventions (using CONSORT); regulatory and policy analysis; and the study of law and policy as an agent of change.  Find out more about Ben Mathews


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