This five-year research programme will study domestic violence and abuse across a range of health care providers, aiming to improve their response to victims and perpetrators. The research will be led by a cross-faculty team at the University of Bristol: Professor Gene Feder and Professor Debbie Sharp in the Department of Community Based Medicine, and Professor Marianne Hester and Dr Emma Williamson in the School for Policy Studies.
The programme, entitled PROVIDE (Programme of Research On Violence in Diverse domestic Environments) is designed to improve the evidence base for UK government policies on the health service response to domestic abuse, and to contribute to international research on domestic violence in health care contexts.
It will include:
The programme is a collaboration with the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, the Institute of Psychiatry, London South Bank University, NHS Bristol, Next Link, the lead domestic abuse agency in Bristol, and other third sector organisations within the UK.
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