Connect Conference: ‘Building Collaboration and Communication in Domestic Abuse Work’ 3rd Oct ’18.

UCLan Connect Centre for International Research on Violence and Harm.

2018 Conference.

9:15am – 4:30pm. Brockholes Conference Centre, Preston.


Keynote Speaker: Professor Gene Felder (University of Bristol).


 Opportunities to:

  • Hear about the latest research from the Connect Centre team.

  • Attend workshops on areas of specialist interest.

  • Network with other practitioners, researchers, students and commissioners.

 Cost: £25 pp.

Lunch & free parking will be provided

To book your place, contact Yvonne Bembridge:

Or Phone: 01772 893935

Download Event Flyer:

Click to access connect-centre-conference3-10-18-flyer.pdf



9.15am Registration; tea and coffee
9.45am Introduction and Welcome
10.00am Keynote Speaker

Gene Feder, Professor of Primary Care, University of Bristol

Dancing with the Third Sector: Health care responses to domestic violence

10.40am Nicky Stanley, Professor of Social Work, Connect Centre

Key Elements of a ‘Whole Family’ Intervention for Families Experiencing Domestic Violence and Abuse

11.35am Workshops 1

Christine Barter, Reader, Connect Centre

Commissioning and Delivering VAWG Services in the Context of Austerity

Sangeeta Kalia and Laura Dix, Women’s Aid

Change that Lasts: The right response to domestic abuse -interactive workshop exploring what it means to adopt a needs-based approach.

Nicola Farrelly, PhD Student, Connect Centre

Protecting Children from Domestic Abuse: Primary school prevention

12.20pm Rachel Robbins, Senior Research Fellow

Survivors of Domestic Abuse:Learning beyond the research outcomes

1.00pm Lunch
2.00pm Lorraine Radford, Professor of Social Work, Connect Centre

Partnerships for Early Intervention for Children Living With Domestic Abuse: Experiences from research in a seaside town

2.40pm Workshops 2

JoSilver, SafeLives

Getting it Right First Time: Addressing the challenges in the response to domestic abuse

Michelle McManus,National Research Lead for Public Health & Policing, Public Health Wales

Using an ACE-informed Approach Across Policing and Health Within Wales

Kelly Bracewell, Research Associate, Connect Centre

Opportunities and Obstacles in Education for Teenagers Living in Refuges

3.25pm Break
3.40pm Khatidja Chantler, Reader, Connect Centre

Using Domestic Homicide Reviews to Enhance Knowledge and Practice

4.20pm Close
4.30pm Finish


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