Shannon Harvey

Shannon Harvey

PhD Candidate
Arts, Design & Architecture
Social Policy Research Centre

Supervisors: Christy Newman, kylie valentine, Anthony Smith

Shannon Harvey (they/them) is a part time PhD candidate in the Social Policy Research Centre, alongside their professional role as Head of Research & Impact at Relationships Australia NSW.

Their doctoral research engages research as a tool of transformation, using participatory approaches to trouble the gender binary in family violence responses, through the lens of the experiences of people of non-binary genders and agender people.

Shannon has worked in the community sector in Australia, the UK and the US for nearly 20 years. Their research and advocacy work has focused on gender-based violence, homelessness, substance use and mental health.

Disruptive Bodies: Interrogating the Gender Binary in Family Violence Policy and Practice
Keywords: domestic and family violence; gender; queer studies; participatory research; applied sociology
  • Wong, S., Harvey, S., Frost, M., and Althor, G., 2023. Hidden Gems: The Unique Role of Collaborative Approaches in Preventing and Responding to the Abuse of Older People. Sydney: Relationships Australia NSW.
  • Cheema, S., Harvey, S., Nowland, T. & Hamer, J., 2023. Sowing the Seeds of Change: An evaluation of the Building Stronger Families program, 2019-2022. Sydney: Relationships Australia NSW.
  • Harvey, S., Mitchell, M., Keeble, J., McNaughton Nicholls, C. & Rahim, N., 2014. Barriers faced by Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender People in Accessing Domestic Abuse, Stalking, Harassment and Sexual Violence Services. Cardiff: Welsh Government.
  • McNaughton Nicholls, C., Harvey, S. & Paskell, C., 2014. Gendered perceptions: what professionals say about the sexual exploitation of boys and young men in the UK. London: Barnardo’s.