Senior Research Fellow | Centre for Islamic Thought and Education, University of South Australia
Dr Nada Ibrahim is a Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Islamic Thought and Education (CITE), University of South Australia.
Nada’s area of expertise is Domestic and Family Violence (DFV) in the Australian Muslim community and culturally and linguistically diverse communities. Her research interests include identifying risk-factors associated with DFV perpetration and victimisation, Muslim DFV victims’ experiences with the Australian criminal justice system, developing a gender relations framework based on the Qur’an, fostering healthy family relationships, community development, Islamic psychology, mental health, Islamic family law, disadvantaged Muslim women’s issues, and broader Islamic issues.
Nada is currently in the process of establishing some strength-based community-related projects that address psychological/social/religious needs of victims, abusers, children, men and women to build healthy family relationships whilst empowering the Muslim community. Part of this process also involves equipping Imams/leaders, wider community, service providers, police and the justice system with culturally appropriate training that would better facilitate a community coordinated response to domestic and family violence.