Research Showcase: ESRC projects to tackle violence against women and girls

On the 29th of June the Commissioner attended a research showcase event organised by the Vulnerability & Policing Futures Research Centre, bringing the day to a close by focusing on some of the lessons learnt from the talks given throughout the event.

The Commissioner said: “I am delighted to be a part of this event addressing the important role that research plays in building an evidence base around domestic abuse and violence against women and girls. I strongly believe that establishing robust datasets and striving for joined-up working will hugely improve our understanding of, and response to, the needs of victims and survivors. The police are often the first port of call for those affected by domestic abuse, and they must exercise their duty of care with the utmost professionalism. It is crucial that we get this right.”

The event was well attended by policing and vulnerability researchers, police, charities, NGOs, civil servants, and members of the Centre’s National Engagement Group will also attend.

Speakers included:

  • Professor Nicole Westmarland (Durham University)
  • Dr Anna Barker (University of Leeds)
  • Professor Aisha K. Gill CBE (University of Bristol)
  • Dr Tracee Green (University of Kent)
  • Dr Alison Jobe (Durham University)
  • Professor Lesley McMillan (Glasgow Caledonian University):
  • Dr Emily Setty (University of Surrey)
  • Dr Emma Sleath (University of Leicester)
  • Dr Kate Wood (University of Huddersfield)