Dr Antonia Quadara is a Research Fellow at the Institute. She currently manages the Sexual Violence Research (SVR) team and prior to this she was the manager of the Australian Centre for the Study of Sexual Assault (ACSSA).
Antonia has been undertaking research in violence against women, women's policy and criminal justice policy since 1999 when she completed a thesis on the treatment of Aboriginal sexual assault victim/survivors by the trial process. Her PhD, completed in 2006, explored the adult entertainment industry, women's safety and public space in public policy. She was a lecturer and researcher in the Department of Criminology (University of Melbourne) from 2001 before beginning at the Institute.
Antonia has a strong background in qualitative research methods, stakeholder engagement and consultation, and extensive experience in the writing, development and production of publications and resources for policy and service sectors involved in responding to sexual violence. Antonia's specialist research areas included: criminal justice responses to violence against women, feminist frameworks sexuality and sexual violence, sex work in Australia, sexual assault prevention and public policy development in women's safety and violence prevention.