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ESRC Seminar Series Podcasts and Presentation Slides

The overall aim of the Addressing intimate partner violence among substance misusers: advancing aetiologies and treatment approaches seminar series (funded by the Economic and Social Research Council ES/L000644/1) is to share new knowledge about the epidemiology, aetiologies, and typologies of intimate partner violence and to discuss innovative approaches to risk assessment and treatment (including novel technologies) for addressing intimate partner violence victimisation and perpetration among substance misusers.

There will be six sessions in total with three taking place in the UK and three internationally; the series is hosted by a collaboration of partner universities

Podcasts for each seminar can be downloaded below. Presentation slides are also available for some Seminars.

For more information or to register, please email


Seminar 1 | King's College London, England - 28 March 2014

Consequences of Substance Misuse and intimate partner violence: An International Epidemiological Perspective



Welcome and outline of the research seminar series, IPV and substance misuse

Dr Gail Gilchrist, National Addiction Centre, King's College London


The risk of intimate partner violence victimisation and perpetration among people diagnosed with psychiatric and substance use disorders: results from a meta-analysis and analysis of domestic homicide cases

Dr Sian Oram, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, King's College London



Trajectories of Intimate Partner Violence in a depressed primary care cohort: Predictors and Outcomes

Professor Kelsey Hegarty, Primary Care Research Unit, University of Melbourne



Domestic and sexual violence against people with severe mental illness: comparative UK survey

Dr Hind Kalifeh, University College London



Experiences and impact of intimate partner domestic violence and abuse (DVA) in men attending primary care health clinics in England

Professor Marianne Hester, Centre for Gender and Violence Research at the School for Policy Studies University of Bristol



Seminar 2 | Rochester Institute of Technology, US - 21 July 2014

The role of Substance Misuse in intimate partner violence: Understanding aetiologies, theories and mechanisms

Please click HERE to view all Vodcasts and Presentaion Slides for this Seminar.

Seminar 3 | Glasgow Caledonian University, Scotland - 10 October 2014

Typologies and psychological contributions

The full vodcast for Seminar 3: Typologies and psychological contributions at Glasgow Caledonian University can be viewed below.

Alternatively, to view this vodcast in an external window, please click HERE.


Presentation Schedule

12:00 - 13:00   Lunch, coffee and welcome  
13:00 - 13:10   Introduction to seminar series Dr Gail Gilchrist  
13:10 - 13:30 Overview of IPV research at GCU Prof. Liz Gilchrist
13:30 - 14:15 The Scotia Project: Roles of Alcohol in Domestic Abuse Dr Alasdair Forsyth & Dr Lana Ireland

14:15 - 15:00


Typologies of Domestic Violence Offenders & Clinical Case Presentations 


Prof. Caroline Easton
15:00 – 15:30  Coffee and refreshments  
15:30 – 16:15  

IPV in ethnic minority communities, what are the risks and is alcohol a feature?


Elaine McLaughlin & Dr Liz Frondigoun
16:15 – 17:00 Drawing it together: typologies, implicit associations, cultural norms, and new interventions: can they help? Prof. Liz Gilchrist 
Seminar 4 | University of Nottingham, England - 11 February 2015

Developing Evidence-Based Management and Treatment for Intimate Partner Violence and Substance Misuse

The vodcasts for Seminar 4: Developing Evidence-Based Management and Treatment for Intimate Partner Violence and Substance Misuse can be viewed below.

Part One

Addressing intimate partner violence victimisation among female substance misusers: results from a recent systematic review and meta-analysis and a pilot trial Dr Gail Gilchrist & Judit Tirado                                          
Men's experiences of victimisation from a female intimate partner: Implications for practice and policy Dr Louise Dixon

Walking into the punches? Intrasexual competition and Intimate partner violence


Dr Vince Egan

Part Two


Independent reports of male and female perpetrated aggression among married or cohabitating community couples: Insight from a dyadic, daily analysis

Dr Cory Crane 


The emotion regulation function of substance use and intimate partner violence Dr Nicola Graham-Kevan
Seminar 5 | University of Melbourne, Australia, 2015 - 29 June 2015

Novel solutions to addressing intimate partner violence among substance misusers

The vodcasts for Seminar 5: Novel solutions to addressing intimate partner violence among substance misusers can be viewed below.

Part One


Part Two



Prof Kelsey Hegarty, University of Melbourne and Dr Gail Gilchrist, National Addiction Centre, King's College London 


Adverse effects of drinking on Australian families: perspectives from population surveys and from social response agency caseloads

Prof Robin Room, Turning Point, University of Melbourne


Public health interventions to address IPV and alcohol misuse.

Ms Ingrid Wilson, Judith Lumley Centre, La Trobe University



Findings from a mixed-methods study of the prevalence of IPV among men in treatment for substance use.

Implications for interventions to address IPV.

Dr Gail Gilchrist, King's College London

Understanding and integrating cultural frames of reference in the development of intervention strategies to address domestic violence among ethnic minority victims and perpetrators of domestic violence.

A/Prof Puja Kapai, The University of Hong Kong.

Men's Behaviour Change programs and the role of Alcohol and Other Drug intervention.

Prof Cathy Humphreys, Social Work, University of Melbourne


Early interventions with men who use violence in health settings

Dr Laura Tarzia, General Practice, University of Melbourne


Facilitated discussion about future direction in research, policy and practice

Professor Kelsey Hegarty

Closing Remarks

Prof Kelsey Hegarty and Dr Gail Gilchrist

Seminar 6 | Hong Kong University, China - 24 October 2015

Cross-cultural policies to address intimate partner violence

The full vodcast for Seminar 6: ‘Mind the Culture Gap’: Understanding and Appreciating the Role of Culture in Developing Effective Interventions for IPV can be viewed below. 


Opening Remarks

Culture and IPV: A discussion of 3 studies into the roles of alcohol, parenting and culture in families experiencing IPV

Professor Elizabeth Gilchrist, Glasgow Caledonian University

Delivering on the Promise of Equal Protection Under the Law: Understanding the Experiences and Help-Seeking Behaviours of Ethnic Minority and Immigrant Victims of Domestic Violence

Ms. Puja Kapai, The University of Hong Kong

Formal or informal social control? Responding to family polyvictimization

Dr. Edward Ko-ling Chan, The University of Hong Kong


Accounting for Intimate Partner Violence perpetration. A cross-cultural comparison of English and Brazilian substance misusing men’s explanations for perpetrating violence towards their intimate partners

Dr. Polly Radcliffe, King's College London


The male patients of spousal abuse presenting in emergency department: victims or abuser?

Dr. Anna Choi Wai Man

Closing Remarks

For a full Presentation Schedule click HERE.

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