Hayley Boxall

Manager, Violence against Women and Children (VAW&C) Research Program, Australian Institute of Criminology

Hayley Boxall is the Manager of the Violence against Women and Children (VAW&C) Research Program at the Australian Institute of Criminology. Research undertaken as part of the VAW&C Research Program focuses on domestic and family and sexual violence, child sexual abuse, and human trafficking and modern slavery, and the intersections between these forms of violence.

Since joining the Institute 10 years ago, Hayley has published extensively on domestic and family violence (DFV), and has been the primary investigator on various projects aimed at improving criminal justice responses to DFV and victim/survivors, including police risk assessment processes, focused deterrence and restorative justice conferencing. Recently, Hayley has undertaken several projects that focus on understanding the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on DFV. This includes a survey of 15,000 women living in Australia who were asked about their experiences of domestic violence during the initial stages of the pandemic, and a recent project funded by ANROWS which involved a survey of 10,000 women about their experiences of domestic violence in the first 12 months of the pandemic, and the role of economic insecurity in these experiences.