Dr Renee Fiolet



Executive Dean Strategic Research Fellow


Faculty of Health


School of Nursing & Midwifery


Geelong Waterfront Campus


Doctor of Philosophy, University of Melbourne, 2021
Graduate Certificate of Higher Education, Deakin University, 2012
Bachelor of Nursing, Deakin University, 2003


+61 3 522 73902


Renee Fiolet is a lecturer within the School of Nursing and Midwifery, Deakin University and is also a PhD candidate. Her research topic is “Intimate Partner Violence: What women want from the delivery of nursing and midwifery care”. As a nurse, she has worked in women’s health, paediatrics, community health and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health for the last eleven years. Renee is treasurer on the Board for Zena Women’s Services, a comprehensive facility which offers care for women who are exposed to domestic violence in Geelong and the surrounding areas.  She is also the Chairperson for the UN Women Australia Geelong Chapter and has organised many events in the Geelong region to bring women together to raise community awareness about women’s issues.  Renee is the Victorian representative for the National Rural Women’s Network which currently overseas the work done by the National Rural Women’s Coalition, which is a collaborative voice for women living in rural, regional and remote areas of Australia. Renee was also a representative for the Equality Rights Alliance at the 2013 National  Rural Women’s Summit in Canberra which resulted in a report produced for government, policy makers and community members about the current “state of play” for Australia’s rural, regional and remote women. Renee is on the G21 Month of Action Committee, which is dedicated to raising awareness about violence against women within the Geelong and surrounding regions through a month of planned activities.  Promoting equity in health, particularly for rural populations, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders and for women, is a passion of Renee’s, who attempts to send this message through the teaching she provides as well as  any engagement she has with local media and community organisations. For a hobby, Renee is the Social Inclusion Officer for a Geelong cricket club and has served on their committee for more than 15 years.

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Research interests

Violence Against Women

Intimate Partner Violence


Zena Women's Service (Board Member)

UN Women Australia (Chairperson, Geelong committee)

National Rural Women's Coalition (Victorian representative for the National Rural Women's Network)

G21 Month of Action Committee (Committee member)

Teaching interests

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health

Rural Nursing

Community Health

Equity in Health Care


Knowledge areas

Women's Health

Domestic Violence

Intimate Partner Violence

Rural, Regional and Remote Health

Community Health

Paediatric Health

Media appearances

Australian Journal of Nursing & Midwifery

Radio National

Geelong Advertiser

Ruby Magazine

Warnambool Standard


PhD research: Intimate Partner Violence: What women want from the delivery of nursing and midwifery care


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Interventions from pregnancy to two years after birth for parents experiencing complex post-traumatic stress disorder and/or with childhood experience of maltreatment

K Jones, I Freijah, S Brennan, J McKenzie, T Bright, R Fiolet, I Kamitsis, C Reid, E Davis, S Andrews, M Muzik, L Segal, H Herrman, C Chamberlain

(2023), Vol. 2023, Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, Chichester, Eng., C1

journal article

Exploring the use of story completion to understand the perpetration of technology-facilitated abuse in relationships

C Brown, R Fiolet, D McKay, B Harris

(2023), pp. 1-14, Qualitative Research Journal, Bingley, Eng., C1

journal article

Perpetrator Perceptions on the Emotions and Motivations Driving Technology-Facilitated Abuse in Relationships: A Story Completion Study

R Fiolet, C Brown, D McKay, S Marsden, K Leins, B Harris

(2023), pp. 1-26, Journal of Interpersonal Violence, London, Eng., C1

journal article

Community perspectives on delivering trauma-aware and culturally safe perinatal care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander parents

R Fiolet, C Woods, A Moana, R Reilly, H Herrman, H McLachlan, J Fisher, J Lynch, C Chamberlain

(2022), Women and Birth, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Indigenous Perspectives on Help-Seeking for Family Violence: Voices From an Australian Community

R Fiolet, L Tarzia, R Owen, C Eccles, K Nicholson, M Owen, S Fry, J Knox, K Hegarty

(2021), Vol. 36, pp. 10128-10146, Journal of Interpersonal Violence, United States, C1

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Indigenous Peoples' Help-Seeking Behaviors for Family Violence: A Scoping Review

R Fiolet, L Tarzia, M Hameed, K Hegarty

(2021), Vol. 22, pp. 370-380, Trauma, Violence, and Abuse, United States, C1

journal article

Personal barriers to addressing intimate partner abuse: a qualitative meta-synthesis of healthcare practitioners' experiences

L Tarzia, J Cameron, J Watson, R Fiolet, S Baloch, R Robertson, M Kyei-Onanjiri, G McKibbin, K Hegarty

(2021), Vol. 21, BMC Health Services Research, England, C1

journal article

Exploring the Impact of Technology-Facilitated Abuse and Its Relationship with Domestic Violence: A Qualitative Study on Experts' Perceptions

R Fiolet, C Brown, M Wellington, K Bentley, K Hegarty

(2021), Vol. 8, pp. 1-8, Global Qualitative Nursing Research, London, Eng., C1

journal article

Indigenous perspectives on using technology as a supportive resource When experiencing family violence

Renee Fiolet, Laura Tarzia, Renee Owen, Corrina Eccles, Kayley Nicholson, May Owen, Syd Fry, Jasmine Knox, Kelsey Hegarty

(2020), Vol. 38, pp. 203-225, Journal of Technology in Human Services, Philadelphia, Pa., C1

journal article

Indigenous People's experiences and expectations of health care professionals when accessing care for family violence: a qualitative evidence synthesis

Renee Fiolet, Jacqui Cameron, Laura Tarzia, David Gallant, Mohajer Hameed, Leesa Hooker, Jane Koziol-McLain, Karen Glover, Joanne Spangaro, Kelsey Hegarty

(2020), pp. 1-14, Trauma, Violence, & Abuse, London, Eng., C1

journal article

Women's experiences and expectations after disclosure of intimate partner abuse to a healthcare provider: A qualitative meta-synthesis

Laura Tarzia, Meghan Bohren, Jacqui Cameron, Claudia Garcia-Moreno, Lorna O'Doherty, Renee Fiolet, Leesa Hooker, Molly Wellington, Rhian Parker, Jane Koziol-McLain, Gene Feder, Kelsey Hegarty

(2020), Vol. 10, pp. 1-23, BMJ Open, London, Eng., C1

journal article

Renal access coordinators' impact on hemodialysis patient outcomes and associated service delivery: a systematic review

M Schoch, P Bennett, R Fiolet, B Kent, C Au

(2014), Vol. 12, pp. 319-353, JBI database of systematic reviews and implementation reports, Adelaide, S.A., C1

journal article

"You Can't Replace That Feeling of Connection to Culture and Country": Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Parents' Experiences of the COVID-19 Pandemic

Michelle Kennedy, Tess Bright, Simon Graham, Christina Heris, Shannon Bennetts, Renee Fiolet, Elise Davis, Kimberley Jones, Janine Mohamed, Caroline Atkinson, Catherine Chamberlain

(), Vol. 19, pp. 16724-16724, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, C1-1

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Funded Projects at Deakin

Industry and Other Funding

Our Sovereignty, Our Healing

Dr Renee Fiolet, Prof Alison Hutchinson

Give Where You Live grants

  • 2023: $39,901


No completed student supervisions to report