Associate Professor Jan Breckenridge

Associate Professor, School of Social Sciences and Co-Convener, Gendered Violence Research Network (GVRN)
Bachelor of Social Studies (Hons) Sydney University , PhD UNSW
School of Social Sciences

Contact

+61 (2) 9385 1863
+61 (2) 9662 8991
Room G41, Morven Brown
Kensington Campus
Fields: Criminology, Studies in Human Society, Policy and Administration, Social Work
Tags: Law, Politics and Community Services

Research

Jan Breckenridge is an Associate Professor in the School of Social Sciences, Arts and Social Sciences, UNSW and is the Co-Convener of the UNSW Gendered Violence Research Network. Jan is also the Convener of the Social Inquiry Cluster which is a senior leadership role within the School of Social Sciences involving operational and strategic oversight of the following programs and streams – Criminology and Criminal Justice (BCCJ), Social Research and Policy (SRAP), Bachelor of Social Work (Hons) and Sociology and Anthropology (SOCA) .

Publications

    Books

    • Ralfs C;Breckenridge JM, 2004, Point of Contact - Frontline Response Framework PADV Stage One, 1, Federal Government, Adelaide
    • Ralfs C;Cunningham J;Jennings K;Breckenridge JM;Carden P, 2004, Point of Contact - Values Exercises Book 10, Original, Federal Government, Adelaide, S.A.
    • Ralfs C;Cunningham J;Jennings K;Breckenridge JM;Carden P, 2004, Point of Contact - Training Programs - Book 2, Original, Federal Government, Adelaid,e, S.A.
    • Ralfs C;Cunningham J;Jennings K;Breckenridge JM;Carden P, 2004, Point of Contact - How to Use the Point of Contact - Training Resource - Book 1, 1, Federal Government, Adelaide, S.A.
    • Ralfs C;Cunningham J;Jennings K;Breckenridge JM;Carden P, 2004, Point of Contact - Resource List Book 11, 1, Federal Government, Adelaide
    • Ralfs C;Cunningham J;Jennings K;Breckenridge JM;Carden P, 2004, Point of Contact - Family and Domestic Violence: An Overview. Book 4, 1, Federal Government, Adelaide
    • Ralfs C;Cunningham J;Jennings K;Breckenridge JM;Carden P, 2004, Point of Contact - Frontline Response Framework. Book 3, 1, Federal Government, Adelaide
    • Ralfs C;Breckenridge JM, 2004, Point of Contact - Evaluation Report, 1, Federal Government, Adelaide

    Book Chapters

    • Breckenridge JM;Shaw E, 2014, 'The “Mother” in Attachment Theory and Attachment Informed Psychotherapy: How Being Pregnant and Becoming a Mother Impacts the Therapy Relationship', in Bueskins P (ed.), Mothering and Psychotherapy: Clinical, Sociological and Feminist Perspectives, Demeter Press, Ontario Canada, pp. 113 - 135
    • Breckenridge JM;Braaf R;Barrett-Meyering I, 2014, 'Responding to Domestic Violence in the Wake of Disasters: Exploring the Effects on Services and Workers', in Roeder L (ed.), Issues of Gender and Sexual Orientation In Humanitarian Emergencies – Humanitarian Solutions in the 21st Century, Springer, USA, pp. 125 - 139
    • Breckenridge JM;Shaw E, 2014, 'The “Mother” in Attachment Theory and Attachment Informed Psychotherapy: How Being Pregnant and Becoming a Mother Impacts the Therapy Relationship', in Bueskens P (ed.), Mothering and Psychotherapy: Clinical, Sociological and Feminist Perspectives., Demeter Press, Toronto, pp. 113 - 135, http://demeterpress.org/?s=Mothering+and+Psychotherapy:+Clinical,+Sociological+and+Feminist+Perspectives
    • James KM;Breckenridge J;Barrett Meyering I;Braaf R, 2014, 'Responding to Domestic Violence in the Wake of Disasters: Exploring the Effects on Services and Workers', in Roeder LW (ed.), Issues of Gender and Sexual Orientation in Humanitarian Emergencies, edn. Humanitarian Solutions in the 21st Century, Springer, New York, pp. 125 - 138, http://www.springer.com/psychology/personality+&+social+psychology/book/978-3-319-05881-8
    • James KM;Breckenridge J;Braaf R;Barrett Meyering I, 2014, 'Responding to Domestic Violence in the Wake of Disasters: Exploring the Workers Perceptions of the Effects of Cyclone Yasi on Women', in Roeder LW (ed.), Issues of Gender and Sexual Orientation in Humanitarian Emergencies: Risks and Risk Reduction, edn. Humanitarian Solutions in the 21st Century, Springer, New York, pp. 113 - 124, http://www.springer.com/social+sciences/book/978-3-319-05881-8
    • James KM;Breckenridge J;Sety M, 2014, 'Understanding the risk of domestic violence during and post natural disasters: Literature Review', in Roeder LW (ed.), Issues of Gender and Sexual Orientation in Humanitarian Emergencies, edn. Humanitarian Solutions in the 21st Century, Springer, New York, pp. 99 - 112, http://www.springer.com/psychology/personality+&+social+psychology/book/978-3-319-05881-8
    • Breckenridge J;Salter M, 2013, 'Gender, use and abuse: Sexually abused women in alcohol and drug treatment', in Gender-based Violence and Public Health: International perspectives on budgets and policies, pp. 108 - 122, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9780203077344
    • James KM;Breckenridge JM, 2013, 'Child sexual assault - the contribution of social work to the legal process', in Swain P; Rice S (ed.), In the Shadow of the Law, edn. 3rd, Federation Press, Melbourne, pp. 74 - 89
    • Breckenridge JM;Salter M, 2012, 'Gender, Use and Abuse - Sexually abused women in alcohol and drug treatment', in Nakray K (ed.), Gender Based Violence and Public Health: International perspectives on budgets and policies, edn. 1st, Routledge, USA, pp. 108 - 122, http://www.amazon.com/Gender-based-Violence-Public-Health-International/dp/0415504929
    • Breckenridge JM;Ralfs C, 2005, '`Point of Contact` Front-line workers Responding to hildren Living with Domestic Violence', in Humphreys C; Stanley N (ed.), Domestic Violence and Child Protection, edn. First, Jessica Kingsley Publishers, UK, pp. 110 - 123
    • Breckenridge JM, 2002, 'The Socio-Legal Relationship in Child Sexual Assault', in Swain Phillip A (ed.), The Socio-Legal Relationship in Child Sexual Assault, edn. Original, Federation Press, Sydney, pp. 74 - 89
    • Breckenridge JM, 1999, 'Subjugation and silences: the role of the professions in silencing victims of sexual and domestic violence', in Innovative responses to sexual and domestic violence: challenging silence, edn. Original, Allen and Unwin, St Leonards, NSW, pp. 6 - 32
    • Breckenridge JM, 1995, 'The socio-legal relationship in child sexual assault', in In the shadow of the law- the legal context of social work in practice, edn. Original, Federation Press, Sydney, pp. 29 - 45
    • Breckenridge J, 1994, 'Intervention in Child Welfare - An Inflicted Evil or a Solicited Response?', in Welfare and Social Policy in Australia, Harcourt-Brace, Sydney
    • Breckenridge J;Greer P, 1992, ''They throw the rule book away'- Sexual assault in Aboriginal communities', in Crimes of Violence - Australian responses to rape and child sexual assault, Allen and Unwin, North Sydney, pp. 189 - 196
    • Breckenridge J;Bereen R, 1992, 'Dealing with mother-blame: Workers' responses to incest and child sexual abuse', in Crimes of Violence -Australian responses to rape and child sexual assault, Allen and Unwin, North Sydney, pp. 86 - 97
    • Breckenridge J, 1992, 'An exotic phenomena? Incest and child rape', in Crimes of Violence- Australian responses to rape and child sexual assault, Allen and Unwin, North Sydney, pp. 18 - 38

    Journal articles

    • Breckenridge J;Yang T;Poon AW C, 2018, 'Is gender important? Victimisation and perpetration of intimate partner violence in mainland China', Health and Social Care in the Community, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/hsc.12572
    • Postmus JL;Hoge GL;Breckenridge J;Sharp-Jeffs N;Chung D, 2018, 'Economic Abuse as an Invisible Form of Domestic Violence: A Multicountry Review', Trauma, Violence, and Abuse, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1524838018764160
    • Cale J;Tzoumakis S;Leclerc B;Breckenridge J, 2017, 'Patterns of Intimate Partner Violence victimization among Australia and New Zealand female university students: An initial examination of child maltreatment and self-reported depressive symptoms acros', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology, vol. 50, pp. 582 - 601, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0004865816666615
    • Jops P;Lenette C;Breckenridge J, 2016, 'A context of risk: Uncovering the lived experiences of chin refugee women negotiating a livelihood in Delhi', Refuge, vol. 32, pp. 84 - 94
    • Hameed S;Breckenridge J;Bennett P;Mafileo T;Simeon L;Steven H, 2016, 'Local Context Matters: Developing Good Practice in Workplace Responses to Family and Sexual Violence in Papua New Guinea', SAGE Open, vol. 6, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/2158244016657142
    • valentine K;Breckenridge J, 2016, 'Responses to family and domestic violence: supporting women?', Griffith Law Review, vol. 25, pp. 30 - 44, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10383441.2016.1204684
    • Breckenridge JM;Shaw E, 2014, 'The “Mother” in Attachment Theory and Attachment Informed Psychotherapy: How Being Pregnant and Becoming a Mother Impacts the Therapy Relationship', Psychotherapy in Australia, vol. 20, pp. 28 - 37
    • Breckenridge JM;Shaw E, 2014, 'RECIPROCAL INFLUENCES: EXPLORING THE INTERTWINING IDENTITIES OF THERAPIST AND MOTHER', Psychotherapy in Australia, vol. Vol 20
    • Breckenridge JM;Hamer J, 2014, 'Traversing the maze of ‘evidence’ and ‘good practice’ in domestic and family violence provision in Australia', Australian Domestic and Family Violence Clearinghouse Issues Paper, pp. 1 - 15, http://www.adfvc.unsw.edu.au/publications.html%20%20and%20http://anrows.org.au/publications
    • Breckenridge J;James K, 2012, 'Therapeutic responses to communities affected by disasters: The contribution of family therapy', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Family Therapy, vol. 33, pp. 242 - 256, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/aft.2012.29
    • Breckenridge JM;Salter M;Shaw E, 2012, 'Use and Abuse:understanding the intersections of childhood ause, alcohol and drug use and mental health', Mental Health and Substance Use, vol. 5, pp. 314 - 327, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17523281.2012.703224
    • Breckenridge J;James K, 2010, 'Educating social work students in multifaceted interventions for trauma', Social Work Education, vol. 29, pp. 259 - 275, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02615470902912250
    • Breckenridge J;Mulroney J, 2007, 'Leaving violent relationships and avoiding homelessness - providing a choice for women and their children.', New South Wales public health bulletin, vol. 18, pp. 90 - 93
    • Breckenridge J, 2006, '"Speaking of mothers. . ." How does the literature portray mothers who have a history of child sexual abuse?', Journal of Child Sexual Abuse, vol. 15, pp. 57 - 74, http://dx.doi.org/10.1300/J070v15n02_05
    • Baldry E;Bratel J;Breckenridge JM, 2006, 'Domestic Violence and Children with Disabilities: Working Towards Enhancing Social Work Practice', Australian Social Work, vol. 59, pp. 185 - 197
    • Breckenridge JM;Cunningham J;Jennings K, 2005, 'Respond sa `evaluation report`', Respond sa adult childhood sexual abuse service evaluation report
    • Breckenridge J;Baldry E, 1997, 'Workers dealing with mother blame in child sexual assault cases', Journal of Child Sexual Abuse, vol. 6, pp. 65 - 80, http://dx.doi.org/10.1300/J070v06n01_04

    Conference Papers

    • Breckenridge JM;Ralfs C, 2004, 'Hearing the Voices of Children Living with Domestic Violence', in IFSW; IASSW; AASW; AASWWE (eds.), Global Social Work Congress 2004 - Reclaiming Civil Society, Global Social Work Congress 2004 - Reclaiming Civil Society, Adelaide, Sth Aust, pp. 43 - 43, presented at Global Social Work Congress 2004 - Reclaiming Civil Society, Adelaide, Sth Aust, 02 - 05 October 2004
    • Breckenridge JM;Laing L, 2004, 'Listening to Mothers and their Children - Implications for Counselling in Child Sexual Assault', in IFSW; IASSW; AASW; AASWWE (eds.), Global Social Work Congress 2004 - Reclaiming Civil Society, Global Social Work Congress 2004 - Reclaiming Civil Society, Adelaide, Sth Aust, pp. 130 - 130, presented at Global Social Work Congress 2004 - Reclaiming Civil Society, Adelaide, Sth Aust, 02 - 05 October 2004
    • Breckenridge JM, 2003, '`Point of Contact` - responding to children who are affected by domestic violence - a non therapeutic front-line response framework', in Scientific Committee, Many Voices, Many Choices (ed.), Many Voices, Many Choices, 9th Australasian Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect, Many Voices, Many Choices, 9th Australasian Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect, Sydney, pp. 41 - 42, presented at Many Voices, Many Choices, 9th Australasian Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect, Sydney, 24 - 27 November 2003
    • Breckenridge JM, 2003, 'The Impact of a Mother`s Own History of Child Sexual Assault in their Child`s Therapy: help or hindrance?', in BASPCAN (ed.), BASPCAN 5th National Congress, Baspcan Congress 2003 - 5th National Congress, York, England, pp. 112 - 112, presented at Baspcan Congress 2003 - 5th National Congress, York, England, 20 - 23 July 2003
    • Breckenridge JM, 2003, 'Point of Contact: responding to kids and DV - a front line response framework', in BASPCAN (ed.), BASPCAN 5th National Congress, Baspcan Congress 2003 - 5th National Congress, York, England, pp. 55 - 55, presented at Baspcan Congress 2003 - 5th National Congress, York, England, 20 - 23 July 2003
    • Breckenridge JM;Davidson J, 2002, 'The Impact of Mother`s Own History of Child Sexual Assault in their Child`s therapy - Help or Hindrance?', in Expanding our Horizons, Expanding our Horizons, Sydney, pp. 1 - 27, presented at Expanding our Horizons, Sydney, 18 - 22 February 2002
    • Breckenridge JM;Pittaway E, 2002, 'Working with Refugees around torture and trauma - developing Practice Electives that cope with the complexities of the work in this area.', in Chun E; et al (eds.), AASWWE/AASW (WA), AASWWE/AASW (WA), Western Australia, presented at AASWWE/AASW (WA), Western Australia, 29 September - 02 October 2002
    • Breckenridge JM;Davidson J, 2002, 'Selecting Strengths - The impact of mother`s own history of child sexual assault in their child`s therapy`', in Chun E; et al (eds.), AASWWE/AASW (WA), AASWWE/AASW (WA), Western Australia, presented at AASWWE/AASW (WA), Western Australia, 29 September - 02 October 2002

    Reports

    • Breckenridge JM;Rees S;vakentine K;Murray S, 2016, Meta-evaluation of existing interagency partnerships, collaboration, coordination and/or integrated interventions and service responses to violence against women: Key findings and future directions, Australia's National Research Organisation for Women's Safety (ANROWS), Australia
    • Breckenridge JM;Rees S;valentine K;Murray S, 2016, Meta-evaluation of existing interagency partnerships, collaboration,coordination and/or integrated interventions and service responses to violence against women: State of KNowledge paper, Australian National Research Organisation for Women's Safety (ANROWS), Australia
    • Breckenridge JM;Chung D;Spinney A;Zuffrey C, 2016, National mapping and meta-evaluation outlining key features of effective “safe at home” programs that enhance safety and prevent homelessness for women and their children who have experienced domestic, Australia's National Research Organisation for Women's Safety (ANROWS), Australia, Three
    • Breckenridge JM;Chung D;Spinney A;Zuffrey C, 2016, National mapping and meta-evaluation outlining key features of effective "safe at home" programs that enhance safety and prevent homelessness for women and their children who have experienced domestic, Autralian National research Organisation for Women's Safety (ANROWS), Australia, Two
    • Breckenridge JM;Flax G, 2016, Service and support needs of specific population groups that have experienced child sexual abuse: Report for the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, Commonwealth of Australia, Sydney
    • Breckenridge J;Rees S;valentine K;Seisdedos Murray S, 2016, Meta-evaluation of existing interagency partnerships, collaboration, coordination and/or integrated interventions and service responses to violence against women: final report, ANROWS, Sydney, ANROWS Horizons (Research reports), ANROWS Horizons, 04/2016
    • Breckenridge JM;Chung D;Spinney A;Zuffrey C, 2015, National mapping and meta-evaluation outlining key features of effective "safe at home" programs that enhance safety and prevent homelessness for women and their children who have experienced domestic, Australian National Research organisation for Women's Safety (ANROWS), Australia, One
    • Breckenridge J;Cale JL;Hameed S;McCaskie L;Tzoumakis S, 2015, Implementation of domestic violence clauses: An employer's perspective, Gendered Violence Research Network
    • Breckenridge JM;Browning L;Wearing M, 2014, Breaking the Silence: School-based Primary Prevention of Men’s Violence against Women, Gendered Violence Research Network (GVRN), UNSW, Sydney
    • Breckenridge JM;Zmudski F, 2014, Addendum report: Commentary on SHLV Program Cost, Gendered Violence Research Network (GVRN), UNSW, Sydney
    • Breckenridge JM;Walden I;Flax G, 2014, Staying Home Leaving Violence Evaluation Final Report, Gendered Violence Research Network (GVRN), UNSW, Sydney
    • Breckenridge JM;Bennett P, 2014, Training ‘Warrior Women’ - Evaluation of a Pilot Self-Defence Course for ‘Staying Home Leaving Violence’ Clients, Gendered Violence Research Network (GVRN), UNSW, Sydney, One
    • Breckenridge JM;Browning L;Wearing M, 2013, School-based primary prevention of men’s violence against women: a good practice literature review, Centre for Gender Related Violence Studies, UNSW, Sydney
    • Breckenridge JM;Hamer J, 2013, The state of research on domestic and family violence and sexual assault in Australia since 2000- Part A, Centre for Gender Related Violence Studies, UNSW, Sydney, Part A
    • Breckenridge JM;Hamer J, 2013, The state of research on domestic and family violence and sexual assault in Australia since 2000 – Part B., Centre for Gender Related Violence Studies, UNSW, Sydney, Part B
    • Breckenridge J;Salter M;Shaw E, 2012, Use and abuse: Understanding the intersections of childhood abuse, alcohol and drug use and mental health, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17523281.2012.703224
    • Breckenridge JM;Hamer J;Salter M, 2011, Staying Home Leaving Violence Evaluation Strategy - Final Report, UNSW, Sydney, Staying Home Leaving Violence Evaluation Strategy - Final Report
    • Breckenridge JM;Huppert S, 2010, Keeping Children with a Disability Safely in Their Families: Intensive Family Support Programs, UNSW, Sydney, Keeping Children with a Disability Safely in Their Families: Intensive Family Support Programs

    Other

    • Breckenridge J, 1992, Conclusion: Crimes of Violence - Australian responses to rape and child sexual assault, Allen and Unwin, North Sydney
    • Breckenridge J, 1992, Introduction Part IV - Breaking New Ground:Addressing Specific Needs, Allen and Unwin, North Sydney
    • Breckenridge J, 1992, Part III Introduction - Vanquishing Shame: The Organisation of Support Groups, Allen and Unwin, North Sydney
    • Breckenridge J, 1992, Part II Introduction - Meeting Challenges: Guidelines for Sexual Assault Workers, Allen and Unwin, North Sydney
    • Breckenridge J, 1992, Introduction - Changing Attitudes: Sexual Assault and Society, Allen and Unwin, North Sydney

    Theses / Dissertations

    • Jops PT, 2017, Negotiating Survival: Uncovering the Lived Experiences of Chin Refugee Women in Delhi, India who Engage in Risky Livelihoods
    • Pe-Pua R;Haque RA;Barnes DM;Breckenridge JM, 2004, Purdah of the Heart and the Eyes: An Examination of Purdah as an Institution in Pakistan
    • Breckenridge JM, 1996, Of Subjugation and Silences¿`

    Conference Presentations

    • valentine K;Breckenridge J;Rees S, 2015, 'Integrated responses to family and domestic violence and sexual assault: Ideas and evidence', presented at Australian Social Policy Conference, Sydney, 28 - 30 September 2015

    Edited Books

    • 1999, Challenging Silence - Innovative responses to sexual and domestic violence, Allen and Unwin, North Sydney
    • 1992, Crimes of Violence - Australian responses to rape and child sexual assault, Allen and Unwin, North Sydney

Honours and prizes

2015 - UNSW Staff Excellence Award in Work, Health and Safety – GV & Work Program 

2014 - Dean's Award for Research Excellence

2014 - ARC Award for Excellence in Postgraduate Research Supervision

2010 - UNSW Staff Award for Excellence in Community Engagement.

Affiliations and membership

Co-Convener, UNSW Gendered Violence Research Network, which brings together over 60 UNSW research affiliates and internal members, with over 1000 followers on Twitter and 1,500 external subscribers. Jan co-chaired the first significant event of the GVRN - the Inaugural Asia Pacific Conference on Gendered Violence and Violations (2015), a three day conference which brought together 330 delegates from 20 countries, with 20 keynote speeches, 80 paper presentations and 7 pre-conference master classes covering a range of themes. These themes included investigating different forms of interventions and engaging with policy and legal responses, in an effort to combine research excellence and practitioner knowledge, and to promote policy discussion with the goal of reducing and mitigating the harmful effects of gendered violence.

Member, National Joint Reference Advisory Committee to the National centre of Excellence to reduce Violence Towrads Women and their Children

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