Cathy Humphreys is Professor of Social Work at University of Melbourne. She is co-chair of the Melbourne Research Alliance to End Violence against women and their children (MAEVe). She specialises in applied research. Four projects in the past five years have worked with the Safe & Together Institute using practice-led, action research through facilitated multi-stakeholder workshops and communities of practice. This approach reflects a profound interest in knowledge translation to ensure the support of practice through research. Her research focuses on DFV, child abuse and child sexual exploitation. She has a long-term interest in the intersection of DFV with other complexities including mental health and AOD. Professor Humphreys is a well published author of more than 130 journal articles. She worked at the University of Warwick for 12 years leading a domestic violence and child abuse research centre before returning to Australia in 2006. For 15 years she worked as a social worker.