Professor Moira Carmody
As an internationally recognized expert on sexual violence and the development of preventative education, Moira brings to the project a unique understanding of effective prevention strategies, deep and long experience in combining research and the development of interventions and a profound sensitivity to the ethics of research in complex situations. As well as her extensive scholarly research, Moira has provided high-level advice to state and federal governments on strategies to address sexual assault and violence. In 2006 Moira was awarded the Taylor and Francis Distinguished International Research Award for Women’s Health for her work on sexual violence policy and practice. Her publications include Sex & Ethics: young people and ethical sex (Palgrave, 2009). She is a Professor in the School of Social Sciences & Psychology at the University of Western Sydney, Australia.
Moira’s specific role in the project was to advise on strategies and programs for effecting cultural and behavioral change and how these might be usefully adopted to the context of this project.