This is the study page for the ACCAN funded study Domestic violence and communication technology: Victim experiences of intrusion, surveillance, and identity theft.

The research investigates how domestic violence perpetrators intrude on victim’s lives
via unwanted contact, unauthorised access to telecommunications accounts and devices,
and identity theft in Australia. Domestic violence (DV) victims comprise a large group
of vulnerable consumers whose rights, privacy, and security are compromised when
telecommunication services and devices are misused. Access to safe and secure information
communication services are essential for victims’ social engagement and information and
help-seeking. This research will address a knowledge deficit in this area in order to identify
future industry, platform, and state research, regulation, and prevention initiatives to
improve telecommunication outcomes for victims.

The research team includes:

Principal Researcher:
Associate Professor Molly Dragiewicz, Queensland University of Technology (QUT)

Associate Researchers:
Dr Bridget Harris, QUT, QLD
Dr Delanie Woodlock, University of New England, NSW
Dr Michael Salter, University of New South Wales, NSW
Helen Easton, University of New South Wales, NSW

Community partners:
Ms Helen Campbell  OAM,Women’s Legal Service NSW
Ms Angela Lynch, Women’s Legal Service Queensland
Ms Jhan Leach, Blacktown Women’s and Girls Health Centre

Study publications and events will be posted here as they become available