Alissar El-Murr

Alissar El-Murr

Research Officer
Australian Institute of Family Studies
Dip Youth Work (VU), BSocSci (Hons) (RMIT) Completing a PhD (La Trobe))

Alissar is a social scientist with expertise in qualitative methods, public health, gender-based violence, and law and policy analysis. She joined AIFS in 2016, and has since worked across the sexual violence, family law and family violence research divisions; and in knowledge translation for the Child Family Community Information Exchange. Alissar is also completing a PhD focusing on the development of, and influences on, policies about violence against women in Victoria, and will submit her thesis in mid-2017. 

Selected publications

El-Murr, A. (2017). ‘The prevalence and management of problem or harmful sexual behaviour in Australian children and young people’. Issues Paper. The Australian Institute of Family Studies. 

El-Murr, A. (2012). ‘“Women and men’s lives are different”, “Women experience more fear”: The challenge of gender equality in the Women’s Safety Strategy Policy (2002) in Victoria, Australia’. Conference paper presented at the International Conference on Gender Equality and Law, Eastern Mediterranean University. Famagusta, Cyprus, October 4.

El-Murr, A. (2012). ‘Tragic Irish case shows abortion laws must respect women’s health’. The Conversation, 29 November.

El-Murr, A. (2010). ‘Representing the problem of abortion: Language and the policy making process in the abortion law reform project in Victoria, 2008’. The Australian Feminist Law Journal (33): 121-140.