About the New Zealand Family Violence Clearinghouse


Families, whānau and relationships are healthy, respectful and free from violence.


To provide access to high quality research and information on family and whānau violence.


The New Zealand Family Violence Clearinghouse is operated by the University of Auckland, under a contract funded by Te Puna Aonui.


The New Zealand Family Violence Clearinghouse was launched in 2005 in association with Te Rito: New Zealand Family Violence Prevention Strategy. Te Rito was developed in 2002 as a plan of action to reduce and eliminate family violence in Aotearoa New Zealand. In 2015, we held an event to mark 10 years of the Clearinghouse.


Dr Terry Dobbs, (Ngāpuhi; Te Rarawa), Academic Co-Director - Māori 
Professor Nicola Gavey, Academic Co-Director - Tauiwi
Professor Janet Fanslow, Chief Advisor
Dr Charlotte Moore (Rangitāne o Wairau), Kaiwhakahaere
Gay Richards, Information Specialist
Megan Sety, Policy Lead
Dr Kim McBreen (Waitaha; Kāti Māmoe; Ngāi Tahu), Māori Research Lead
Caleb Lloyd, Programme Coordinator

Specialist IT support:  National Institute of Health Innovation

Māori Advisory Group

Professor Tracey McIntosh (Ngai Tūhoe), University of Auckland
Helen Pearse-Otene (Ngāpuhi; Ngāti Rongomaiwahine-Kahungunu; Ngāti Ruanui), Independent
Kerri Donoghue-Cox (Ngāti Mutunga), Ministry of Social Development
Dr Michael Roguski (Te Āti Awa; Ngāti Tūwharetoa), Kaitiaki Research
Rolinda Karapu (Ngāti Pukeko; Ngāti Awa; Ngai Tūhoe; Ngai Tai ki Torere; Ngāti Porou), Te Rau Ora
Stacey Porter (Ngai Takoto; Ngāti Kahu; Ngāpuhi; Rongowhakaata; Ngāti Maru), Whāraurau
Dr Logan Hamley (Ngāti Rangi, Whanganui), University of Waikato

Tauiwi Advisory Group

Dr Pauline Gulliver, Te Tāhū Hauora | Health Quality & Safety Commission
Sandra Dickson, Hohou Te Rongo Kahukura - Outing Violence; Shama Ethnic Women's Centre
Sheryl Hann, Te Puna Aonui
Dr Rob Thomson, University of Otago
Dr Melanie Beres, University of Otago
Paulette Benton-Greig, Auckland University of Technology
Dr Debbie Hager, Disability Abuse Prevention and Response, Visable
Professor Jennifer Curtin, University of Auckland
Dr Lucy Langston, Ministry of Social Development
Juanita Rojas, Shama Ethnic Women's Centre; University of Auckland

Publications and services

Our work provides access to NZFVC's library, publications and more.

More information about the work of the Clearinghouse is also available in the Overview and Highlights reports produced in 2015 and 2017.

Social media

NZFVC's social media policy sets out our approach to social media and moderation.


NZFVC's events listing policy sets out our approach to events listing.


The logo used for this website was originally designed for the Te Rito Strategy by Justine Maynard. It depicts a foetus surrounded by whānau, hapū, iwi, communities, significant others and society as a whole.