School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Sciences
Studies in Human Society| Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
Dr Emma Turley, Dr Nicola Cheyne
Doctor of Philosophy

Research Details

Thesis Name

Intimate partner violence in Australian transgender relationships: An interpretive phenomenological study.

Thesis Abstract

Research studies about intimate partner violence (IPV) frequently leave out the transgender community. IPV in transgender relationships has received scant attention, with most studies occurring in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. This study aims to explore the types of domestic violence and coercive control experienced by Australian transgender people in intimate relationships.

Why my research is important/Impacts

The research study is significant because it is the first study in Australia to investigate transgender DV and CC specifically. The research is critical for furthering our knowledge of DV and CC in transgender intimate relationships. This study will fill that knowledge gap. Transgender DV research will gain a new perspective with this project, and the benefits will flow onto the transgender community. This research can develop responses to victimisation based on actual victim needs. Understanding the complexities of interpersonal abuse in transgender relationships makes it possible to design services, advocate, and find solutions to transgender-specific needs.