Defence and Veteran Family Research
Dr Luke Gahan is a member of the Defence and Veteran Family Research team and is currently working on studies exploring Australian military and veteran families. Luke is an Adjunct Senior Research Fellow at La Trobe University and has previously been an Associate Editor of the Health Sociology Review Journal and a secretary of the Australian Sociological Association. His previous work has explored separation and divorce, elder abuse, same-sex parent families, LGBTIQ health and wellbeing, religion/faith, and ethnic minority communities, and Intimate Partner Violence.
Luke has extensive experience in qualitative research including the use of co-design participatory methods. He has lectured and tutored in Sociology at Federation, La Trobe, Swinburne, and Melbourne Universities.
B.Soc.Sci(Swin), B.A(Hons)(Swin), PhD(Latrobe)
What is family?
The findings of the Families in Australia Survey conducted in late 2021 provide useful insights on aspects of Australian families.
Strengthening Defence and Veteran Couple Relationships…
This project explored how to best support relationships facing unique challenges in navigating the ADF lifestyle by examining existing evidence-based couple…
Coercive Control Literature Review
This report presents a literature review on coercive control in the context of domestic and family violence, with a particular focus on the understanding of, and…