Domestic violence research

Current projects within the theme of domestic violence:

  • IRIS pharmacyIncluding community pharmacies in responses to women with experience of domestic violence and abuse. Natalia Lewis (Principal Investigator), Gene Feder, John MacLeod, Abigail Fraser, Jeremy Horwood, Kate Northstone, Theresa Moore, Theresa Redaniel, Joni Jackson, Alison Richards, Tracey Stone, Penny Whiting, Alex Sohal, Gemma Morgan. The research is funded by NIHR CLAHRC West at University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust and NIHR CLAHRC North Thames at Barts Health NHS Trust. 
  • REPROVIDE - Reaching Everyone Programme of Research on Violence in Diverse Domestic Environments. Gene FederJayne Bailey, Nadia Aghtaie, Neil Blacklock, Jude Carey, Sean CowlishawHelen Cramer, Gail Gilchrist, Kelsey Hegarty, Marianne Hester, Sandra Hollinghurst, Louise Howard, Medina Johnson, Tim Peters, LynnMarie Sardinha, Eszter Szilassy, Jo Simon, Emma Williamson, Sue Ziebland. Funded by NIHR (February 2016 - February 2021)

  • Preventing the ripple-out effect: development of proactive support for the friends and family members of domestic violence survivorsAlison Gregory. Funded by the Elizabeth Blackwell Institute as an Early Career Fellowship (February 2016 - March 2017)

  • PATH: Pilot for an individually randomised, parallel group controlled trial to determine if a psychological intervention delivered by domestic violence advocates is effective and cost-effective. G Feder, M Evans, R Agnew Davies, C Metters, F Saeed, D Sharp. National School for Primary Care Research. 

  • VOICES (ViOlence: Impact on Children Evidence Synthesis) - the impact on children of exposure to domestic violence and the implications for a primary care response: a systematic review and secondary analysis of qualitative evidence, Alison Heawood (co-PI), Alison Gregory (co-PI), Gene Feder, Theresa Moore, Emma Howarth, Harriet Macmillan, Nicky Stanley.

Past projects:

  • IRIS ADViSE: Using sexual health services to support people who have experienced domestic violence and abuse. Jeremy Horwood, Sarah Blake and Gene Feder (University of Bristol), Neha Pathak, Alex Hardip Sohal and Chris Griffiths (Queen Mary University of London), Judith Berry and Jayne Bailey (University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust, Bristol Sexual Health Centre) and Vanessa Apea (Barts Health NHS Trust, Sexual Health, London). Funded by NIHR Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care West and the Wellcome Trust.
  • Supporting the supporters: A study to investigate the needs of those informally supporting domestic violence survivors (friends, relatives and colleagues) and their interactions with helpline staff, Alison Gregory and Anna Taylor (Funded by: NIHR SPCR Primary Care Scientist Launching Fellowship)

  • Longitudinal measurement of cortisol in association with mental health and experience of domestic violence and abuse (CEASE study). NIHR School for Primary Care Research. N Lokhmatkina, S Lightman, R Morris, V Powers, S Blake, G Feder. April - December 2012

  • On the outside looking in: the shared burden of domestic violenceA Gregory. PhD studentship funded by NIHR School for Primary Care Research. Supervisors: Gene Feder and Emma Williamson

  • LARA: Linking Abuse and Recovery through Advocacy - an observational study. L Howard, G Feder , R Agnew Davies. NIHR Research for Patient Benefit.

  • PROVIDE: improving the response of health services to domestic violence. G FederR Agnew Davies, L Bacchus, M Hester, S Hollinghurst, L Howard, T Peters, D Sharp, E Williamson. NIHR applied research programme grant.

  • PEACH: Scoping the evidence on preventive interventions in domestic abuse for children and young people in the general population. N Stanley, J Ellis, S Downe, S Hollinghurst, S Bailey. NIHR Public Health Research Programme

  • DREAM: Describing and reporting women's experiences of abuse measurement. M Evans, G Feder, A Malpass, E Howarth. NIHR Research for Patient Benefit

  • EMiNA: Evaluation of Migrant women's Needs regarding domestic violence Abuse. A Heawood, G Feder, M Evans, N Khelaifat. Avon Primary Care Research Collaborative; NIHR Research Capability Funding

  • RESPONDS (Researching Education to Strengthen Primary care On Domestic violence & Safeguarding). Building the knowledge and practice gap between domestic violence and child safeguarding: developing training for general practice. G Feder, M Hester, N Stanley, K Hegarty, D Barran, E Szilassy, C Larkins, A Firth, J Drinkwater. DoH: Policy Research Programme

  • IMPROVE: Improving outcomes for children exposed to domestic violence. G Feder, M Hester, E Howarth, H MacMillan, N Stanley, N Welton, A HeawoodT Moore. NIHR


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