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. 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 and is currently Director, Impact Data & Evaluation at The Benevolent Society. 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
  • Indian (Sub-Cont) Crisis & Support Agency, Relationships Australia NSW & Settlement Services International, 2024. Identifying and Responding to Multi-perpetrator Family Violence & Abuse: A Resource Package for Men’s Behaviour Change Service Providers. Sydney: Relationships Australia NSW.
  • Newman, C. E., Smith, A. K.J., Harvey, S., Duck-Chong, E., 2023. Gender diversity and social change: transgressions, translations, transformations. Culture, Health & Sexuality. 25(12):1758-1761.
  • 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.