Business School research to play a role in addressing violence against women
November 9 2022
Professor Asad Islam,
Director, Centre for Development Economics and Sustainability (CDES).
Monash Business School economist Professor Asad Islam is among an interdisciplinary team of researchers from across the university sector aiming to pioneer transformative research into the elimination of violence against women.
Under the latest Australian Research Council (ARC) funding round, Monash University received $34.9 million for the ARC Centre of Excellence on the Elimination of Violence Against Women (CEVAW).
A total of 14 Chief Investigators from eight universities make up CEVAW, which will be led by Professor Jacqui True from Monash University’s Faculty of Arts.
Professor Islam is the Director of the Centre for Development Economics and Sustainability (CDES) and a Professor in the Department of Economics. He will be one of the Chief Investigators at CEVAW.
Other Monash Chief Investigators include: Professor Kate Fitz-Gibbon from the Faculty of Arts; Associate Professor Asher Flynn from the Monash Data Science Institute and Professor Jane Fisher at the School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine.
In his role, Prof Islam will help pioneer new, evidence-based approaches to radically improve policy and practice across Australia and the Indo-Pacific.
CEVAW will generate fundamental, interdisciplinary knowledge on the causes of violence, the contexts in which it occurs, and the most effective and efficient responses.
Additionally, it has 17 international partner investigators and 32 Australian and international partner organisations.