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Associate Professor Michael Flood

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Name
Associate Professor Michael Flood
Position(s)
ARC Future Fellow
Faculty of Law,
School of Justice
Discipline *
Public Health and Health Services, Sociology, Other Studies in Human Society
Phone
+61 7 3138 4635
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Professional memberships
and associations
  • The Australian Sociological Association (TASA)
    • TASA Thematic Group on Crime and Governance
    • TASA Thematic Group on Families, Relationships and Gender
    • TASA Thematic Group on Sociology and Activism
    • TASA Thematic Group on Teaching Sociology
  • Australian Women’s and Gender Studies Association (AWGSA)
* Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008

Biography

Dr Michael Flood is an Associate Professor and an ARC Future Fellow (2015 – 2018). His research agenda focuses on gender, sexuality, and interpersonal violence. Dr Flood’s research at present is focused in particular on interpersonal violence and its prevention, particularly with reference to men and masculinities.

Dr Flood has published widely on topics including violence against women and violence prevention, men and masculinities, profeminist men’s advocacy, male heterosexuality, fathering, and pornography. He has made a significant contribution to scholarly and community understanding of men’s and boys’ involvements in preventing violence against women and building gender equality. Dr Flood has published 30 journal articles, 20 book chapters, two edited collections, 22 research monographs, and over 80 other publications. He is the lead editor of Engaging Men in Building Gender Equality (2015) and The International Encyclopedia of Men and Masculinities (2007). He is the co-founder and Co-Director of the Centre for Research on Men and Masculinities (CROMM), the first research centre in Australia focused on this field of scholarship. His research has attracted $1.7million of external funding.

Dr Flood is also a well-regarded teacher. His teaching has received outstanding student evaluations and exemplary subject evaluations. In 2011 Dr Flood was awarded the Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Outstanding Contribution to Teaching and Learning (Faculty Early Career Academic Award).

Finally, Dr Flood has an extensive record of community and professional engagement. He has contributed to social change campaigns, worked with sporting and military organizations, participated in international expert meetings, and shaped national prevention frameworks. Dr Flood has been involved in large-scale research and education projects with such organisations as VicHealth, the National Rugby League (NRL), the Australian Football League (AFL), and the Australian Defence Force (ADF). He has provided expert advice to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, the Human Rights Commission, White Ribbon Australia, Our Watch, and other organisations. He has contributed to agenda-setting frameworks for violence prevention practice and policy, including Preventing Violence Before It Occurs (2007), Respectful Relationships Education (2009), National Standards for the Primary Prevention of Sexual Assault through Education (2009), and Change the Story: A shared framework for the primary prevention of violence against women and their children in Australia (2015).

 

This information has been contributed by Associate Professor Michael Flood.

Teaching

Teaching and supervision

(a) Teaching Awards

2011              Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Outstanding Contribution to Teaching and Learning, (Faculty Early Career Academic Award), 10 June, University of Wollongong.

(b) Teaching Experience

Course Co-ordinator

2014              Genders and Sexualities (SOC210); Second year Sociology, University of Wollongong. I wrote the subject and convened it.

2011-2014    Men and Masculinities (SOC350); Third year Sociology, University of Wollongong. I wrote the subject and convened it.

2010-2012    Introduction to Sociology (SOC103); First year Sociology, University of Wollongong. I wrote the subject and convened it, having first done so in 2010 (with 456 students).

2008              Thinking About Societies, Technologies, and Cultures (SMAC100); First year cross-disciplinary subject (Sociology, Media and Cultural Studies, and Science and Technology Studies), University of Wollongong. I co-rewrote the subject and co-convened it.

2008              Sociology Honours Seminar; Sociology, University of Wollongong. I co-wrote and co-taught the subject, including sole facilitation of seven of 13 weeks.

2007-2008    Explaining Society (SOC203); Second year subject in classical sociological theory, Sociology, University of Wollongong. I redesigned the subject and co-ordinated the subject for two years.

2001-2003    Sex, Gender, and Identity: An Introduction to Gender Studies; First year subject in Gender Studies, The Australian National University. I designed the subject and co-ordinated it for three years.

Tutor 2014              Genders and Sexualities (SOC210); Second year Sociology, University of Wollongong. I wrote the subject and convened it.

2011-2014    Men and Masculinities (SOC350); Third year Sociology, University of Wollongong.

2011-2012    Body & Society (SOC327); Third year Sociology, University of Wollongong 2011              Communication, Media & Society (SOC104); First year Sociology, University of Wollongong.

2010-2012    Communication, Media & Society (SOC104); First year Sociology, University of Wollongong.

2010              Introduction to Sociology (SOC103); First year Sociology, University of Wollongong.

2008              Thinking About Societies, Technologies, and Cultures (SMAC100); First year cross-disciplinary subject, University of Wollongong.

2007              Communication, Media & Society (SOC104); First year Sociology, University of Wollongong.

1999              Introducing Women’s Studies: The Public Life of Feminism; Later year subject in Women’s Studies, The Australian National University.

1990              Introduction to Sociology; First year subject in Sociology, The Australian National University.

1990              The Emergence of Gender; Later year subject in Women’s Studies, The Australian National University.

 

This information has been contributed by Associate Professor Michael Flood.

Experience

Research Grants

Grants awarded

2015-2017    ARC Linkage Project. Violence Against Women – A Media Intervention. M. Simons, J. Morgan, M. Flood, K. Diemer, K. Hegarty, D. Muller, and L. Tarzia ($108,181 over two years).

2015-2019    ARC Future Fellowship. Engaging Men and Boys in Violence Prevention: Effective directions for practice, M. Flood ($640,275 over four years, Feb. 2015 – Feb. 2019)

2015              UOW Global Challenges Strategic Funding. Visible Parenting in the Workplace: Implications, costs and strategies, N. Klocker, D. Drozdzewski, M. Flood, J. Atchison, S. Hamylton, and J. Croft ($5,000).

2014-2016    Australian Primary Health Care Research Institute (APHCRI) Foundation Grant. Promoting Early Intervention with Men’s Use of Violence in Relationships Through Primary Care, K. Hegarty, L. Tarzia, R. Vlais, M. Flood, G. Feder, and C. Humphreys ($49,009 over two years).

2011-2013    ARC Linkage Project. Taking a Stand: A Study of the Effectiveness of Measures to Introduce Culture Change to End Violence against Women in a Major Sporting Organisation in Australia, S. Dyson, M. Flood, and M. Carmody ($149,073 over three years).

2007              AusAID Gender Equality Training for the Australian Aid Program, ANU Enterprise (The Australian National University) ($449,519).

2004-2007    ARC Postdoctoral Fellowship, ARC Discovery Program. Young Heterosexual Men’s Sexual Relations: Contributions to sexual and reproductive health ($183,962 over three years).

1994-1997    Commonwealth AIDS Research Grants (CARG) Scholarship, Commonwealth Department of Community Services and Health ($54,000 over three years). Total funding awarded:$1,639,019

Consultancies

Expert Witness Report on gender and domestic violence, for the Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU), in relation to its application to the Fair Work Commission for paid family and domestic violence leave, May 2, 2016 ($6,000)

Development and facilitation (x 3) of a one-day workshop on men and violence prevention as part of White Ribbon Australia’s regional forums, 2015 ($7,102)

Co-authorship of two background papers to support the development of the National Framework to Prevent Violence Against Women and Their Children, 2015 ($2,000)

Review and assessment of the draft New Zealand Sexual Violence Primary Prevention Programme Evaluation Framework, 2015 ($375)

Authorship of a Healthy Relationships and Sexual Ethics Education Program for the Australian Defence Force (ADF), 2014 ($29,000)

Expert validation of the Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA) Healthy Relationships and Sexual Ethics Program, 2013-2014 ($8,750).

Invited Co-Author, Bystanders and the Prevention of Workplace Sexual Harassment, Human Rights Commission, 2011-2012 ($5,000).

Invited Author, Submission on behalf of the White Ribbon Foundation to the Victorian Government’s Consultation Framework for an Action Plan to Address Violence against Women and their Children, 2012 ($2,225).

Invited Author, An Evaluation of the LoveBites Violence Prevention Program. Sydney: National Association for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (NAPCAN), 2011 ($9,125)

Invited Author, Where Men Stand: Men’s roles in ending violence against women. Sydney: White Ribbon Prevention Research Series, No. 2, 2010 ($6,914)

Invited Author, Engaging Men and Boys in Building Gender Equality. Information Paper for Beijing+15. Melbourne: Jera International, 2010 ($2,250).

Invited Co-Author, An Assault on Our Future: The impact of violence on young people and their relationships, White Ribbon Foundation, 2008 ($4,000).

Invited Co-Author, World Health Organization Men and Gender Policy Brief: Policy approaches to involving men and boys in achieving gender equality, 2008 ($4,200).

Invited Author, Preventing Violence Before It Occurs: A framework and background paper to guide the primary prevention of violence against women in Victoria, Victorian Health Promotion Foundation (VicHealth), 2007 ($6,000).

Contributor, Program Evaluation Of The AFL “Sexual Assault – Respectful Behaviours In Sport” Education Module & Dissemination Strategy For State/Territory Leagues, Australian Football League, 2006-2007 ($1,000).

Invited Expert, Victorian Health Promotion Foundation (VicHealth) Violence Against Women Community Attitudes Project, 2005-2006 ($4,000).

Invited Expert, National Rugby League (NRL) Violence Prevention Project, 2004-2005 ($4,000).

Invited Co-Author, The Impact of X-rated and Internet Pornography on Young People’s Attitudes and Values, The Australia Institute, November 2002 – February 2003 ($8,000).

Pacific Men’s Health Workshop, Australian Reproductive Health Association, Fiji, 14-18 October 2002 (Facilitation of a 5-day workshop for men from around the Pacific, and a report on the week) ($4,000).

Total consultancy funding awarded:$107,941

Contributions to Community Organisations and Government

2016              Member, Our Watch (national violence prevention organisation) Communications Committee

2016              Member, Expert Panel, National Community Attitudes Survey, Australia’s National Research Organisation for Women’s Safety (ANROWS)

2016              Member, Critical Friends Group, Club Respect project, Victorian Women’s Trust

2011-            Chair, Expert Reference Group for White Ribbon Research Series – Preventing Men’s Violence Against Women

2014-2016    Member, Expert Advisory Group (EAG), EMERGE (Engendering Men: Evidence on Routes to Gender Equality) Learning and Evidence Project: Working with boys and men to promote gender quality, Department for International Development (DFID), UK.

2015              Technical Review Group, Respectful Relationships Education Evidence Paper, Our Watch (violence prevention foundation), August – October 2015

2012-2014    Member, Executive Advisory Board, Bravehearts Inc. (providing therapeutic, support and advocacy services to survivors of child sexual assault)

2012              Contributor, Regional Research Meeting, Partners for Prevention (P4P), a UN regional joint programme for gender-based violence prevention in the Asia-Pacific

2009-2013    Member, Reference Group, Australian Domestic and Family Violence Clearinghouse, University of NSW

2010-            Reference Group, Australian Bureau of Statistics Personal Safety Survey

2009-            Reality & Risk Reference Group (A community education project on youth and pornography managed by Brophy Family and Youth Services, South West Victoria)

2008              VicHealth Violence Against Women Advisory Committee

2008              Oral Sex and Young People Reference Group, Family Planning NSW (March to June)

2007              United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) Expert Group Meeting – Strategies for implementing the recommendations from the Secretary-General’s Study on Violence against Women with Particular Emphasis on the Role of National Machineries, Bangkok, Thailand, 26-27 April

2005-2007    Implementation Group, AFL (Australian Football League) Respect and Responsibility Policy

2005-2006    National Leadership Group, White Ribbon Campaign

2004-2006    Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission (HREOC) Advisory Group, Striking the Balance: Women, Men, Work and Family

2004-2005    Invited Expert, National Rugby League (NRL) Violence Prevention Project

2004-2005    Reference Group, Australian Bureau of Statistics Personal Safety Survey

2003              Expert Group Meeting on The role of men and boys in achieving gender equality, United Nations Division for the Advancement of Women (DAW), Brasilia, Brazil, 21-24 October

2002-2007    Management Committee, Canberra Fathers’ and Children’s Service

1998-2001    Men’s Reference Group, Domestic Violence Crisis Service (providing information and feedback on its men’s phoneline)

1999              Expert Advisory Group, Australian Study of Health & Relationships

1990-1997    Coordinating Editor (and founder) of the quarterly magazine XY: Men, Sex, Politics, publishing 397 feature articles in 26 editions

1995              Reference Group, Office of the Status of Women (OSW) research on community attitudes to violence against women, Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet

Web Resources

I am the author of three major online resources, as follows:

The Men’s Bibliography: A comprehensive online bibliography of writing on men, masculinities, gender, and sexualities, listing over 22 000 works (20th edition, 2016). URL: http://www.xyonline.net/bibliography

XYonline: Online magazine focused on men, masculinities, and gender politics. Coordinator and founder: 2001-. URL: http://www.xyonline.net

PROFEM: Electronic mail list focused on men, masculinities, and gender relations. Moderator and co-founder: 1997-. URL: http://www.xyonline.net/content/profem-mail-list

 

 

This information has been contributed by Associate Professor Michael Flood.