Graduate Research Degree Awarded - Kelly M. FitzPatrick

Congratulations to Kelly M. FitzPatrick - Graduate Research Degree Awarded 17 December 2021.

Degree: PhD
Supervisors: Prof Stephanie Brown, Dr Deirdre Gartland, Prof Kelsey Hegarty, Dr Fiona Mensah
Advisory Committee: Prof Harriet Hiscock, A/Prof Laura Tarzia

Thesis Title: Types and Patterns of Intimate Partner Violence and Health Outcomes for Women

Thesis Summary: This thesis draws on data from a prospective pregnancy cohort to determine the health outcomes associated with exposure to different types and patterns of intimate partner violence (IPV) in the first ten years of motherhood (N=1507). Emotional IPV alone was most prevalent and Combined IPV (physical and emotional) was the most persistent over time. There was no evident progression from one type of IPV to another. Prior and recent exposure to these IPV types were associated with poor maternal health.

Date awarded: 17 December 2021

Kelly Fitzpatrick PhD