Deborah Walsh


Deborah Walsh

2001 Allied Health Scholar

Scholarship biography (at time of award)

Deborah-Anne Walsh holds a Master of Social Work from La Trobe University.

Deborah was awarded the Scholarship to complete her PhD project entitled "The level, extent and nature of domestic violence in pregnancy" at the University of Melbourne.

Studied at: The University of Melbourne

Current Biography

Deborah Walsh is a social work practitioner who is a specialist in domestic and family violence work. She has 17 years experience working with women and child victims of domestic and family violence, together with 9 years’ experience running intervention programs for domestically violent men.

Deborah is currently lecturing at the University of Queensland in the Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences, School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work where she has been employed since 2007 in a research/teaching position. She developed one of Australia’s first risk assessment frameworks for use in family violence work and continues to provide training and consultancy to the health and welfare field.

Deborah conducted a landmark Australian study on the level, extent and nature of violence against women during pregnancy and continues her interest in this area. Her other research interests include the link between companion animals and domestic violence; high income women’s pathways to safety and best practice interventions for violent men.

Scholarship Year: 2001

Fields of Interest

Allied Health, Science