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Author of domestic abuse booklet aimed at friends and family wins award


The author of a booklet with guidance for people who think their friend, relative, neighbour or colleague may be in an abusive relationship, produced by Avon and Somerset Police and Crime Commissioner and Bristol City Council has received a top accolade.


Dr Alison Gregory from the University’s Centre for Academic Primary Care is joint winner of the 2015 Corinna Seith Award, run by Women Against Violence Europe (WAVE).

Dr Gregory won the award for her paper, ‘On the outside looking in: the shared burden of domestic violence’, which looks at how domestic violence and abuse affects the friends and family members of the person in the abusive relationship.

WAVE established the award three years ago in honour of former member Corinna Seith, a passionate feminist, researcher and women’s self-defence teacher, who died in 2010. The prize of 500 euros is awarded to the best paper written by a young scholar (PhD candidate/new PhD within the past five years or a researcher with a career of five years or less).

Dr Gregory said: “I delighted and honoured to receive this award for my PhD research. The research lays the foundation for us to be much more supportive of the friends and relatives who are often so vital in the lives of people experiencing domestic violence.”

Read more about the story here

Find out more about the booklet here 

Visit the support and advice website www.thisisnotanexcuse.org

Posted on Friday 23rd October 2015
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