Bachelor of Social Studies (Hons) Sydney University , PhD UNSW
Jan Breckenridge is a Professor and Head of the School of Social Sciences and the Co-Convener of the UNSW Gendered Violence Research Network, UNSW. She is also a Research Fellow of the UNSW Australian Human Rights Institute (AHRI). Jan has undertaken extensive work and research in the areas of gendered violence. Select research areas include domestic, family and sexual violence and workplace responses; economic and financial abuse; homelessness and the potential of safe at home programs for women and children affected by domestic and family violence. Jan’s research is oriented towards maximum impact in innovative social policy development, service provision and outcome measurement of effectiveness. Jan leads an evidence informed knowledge-exchange stream ‘Gendered Violence and Organisations’, which provides expert advice to government, private and third sector organisations on best practice policies and organisational response to employees and the management of customers affected by domestic and family violence, sexual assault and sexual harassment.
2019 - Dean's Award for Society Impact
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