Innovative methods for exploring financial abuse

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Symposium series: ‘Understanding and intervening in financial abuse’

Financial abuse is an insidious, yet common, form of gendered violence. The 2024 – 2026 ARC Discovery Project ‘Prioritising women’s financial safety: Developing institutional interventions for intimate partner financial abuse’ aims to develop a framework for understanding post-separation financial violence.

The Discovery Project includes funding for a four-part symposium series. The aim of the series is to bring together academics in law, criminology, sociology, economics with public policy and experts with experience of financial abuse to build a community of practice that, together, can seed collaborations and bring a wider suite of problems and reform proposals to the attention of policymakers.

Expressions of interest

The focus of this first symposium is to explore innovative and interdisciplinary methods for exploring financial abuse.

The symposium will feature interactive panels, short academic papers, a collaborative mapping activity and time for informal discussions. To express interest in either: (1) presenting a paper, (2) contributing to a panel, or (3) participating as a delegate, and applying for a bursary if eligible, please complete this form.

Please note that timeslots within the 6-hour symposium are extremely limited, so not all papers will be able to be accommodated. If your preferred format is not available, you might be offered to contribute to a panel or participate in the symposium discussion as a delegate.

Call for bursary applications

A Symposium Bursary is available to assist regional Victorian or interstate HDRs, ECRs or precariously employed academics with travel costs. Applicants should note that expenses can be claimed before or up to one month after the symposium. Receipts must be provided and be in alignment with the proposed budget.

What does the bursary include?

Recipients of the bursary will receive up to $500 towards their travel and/or accommodation expenses to attend the day-long symposium.

Eligibility and selection criteria

Those eligible for consideration of the bursary must meet the following criteria:

  • Applicant is currently enrolled in a PhD program, is precariously employed, or is an early career researcher;
  • Lack of funding available from their university or organisation
  • Applicant’s alignment with purpose of symposium;
  • The demonstrated value of the symposium to applicant’s career progression or research.

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September 9
10:00 am - 4:00 pm AEST
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Swinburne University of Technology, Hawthorn Campus
ATC Lecture Theatre, 427-451 Burwood Rd
Hawthorn, Victoria 3122
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