Susan Heward-belle BSW, MSW, PhD
Dr. Sue Heward-Belle is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Sydney and is a recognized leader in domestic and family violence research. Sue has almost 30 years of experience in the domestic violence and child protection fields and has conducted many studies in these areas. Dr. Heward-Belle was the Chief Investigator conducting, a range of domestic and family violence focused projects for ANROWS including The PATRICIA Project and Invisible Practices: Engaging men who use violence. She is also Chief Investigator on two other large scale multi-state projects: Whole of Family approaches to working with families where there is domestic violence & the STACY Project (Safe and Together Addressing Complexity).
Her Ph.D. research examined the fathering experiences and practices of domestically violent men. She has a particular interest in advancing gender-equitable and socially just approaches to practice that counter mother blaming.