Inaugural Professorial Lecture of Professor Elizabeth Gilchrist: “Developing a Critically Informed, Scientific Psychology of Relationship Abuses, Theories and Responses

Inaugural Professorial Lecture of Professor Elizabeth Gilchrist: “Developing a Critically Informed, Scientific Psychology of Relationship Abuses, Theories and Responses”

Wednesday 22 February 2017, 5.15 for 5.30pm, University of Worcester Riverside Building, Hylton Road, Worcester, WR2 5JN

Dear Colleagues

It gives me great pleasure to invite you and your guest to the Inaugural Professorial Lecture of Professor Elizabeth Gilchrist, 5.15 for 5.30pm on Wednesday 22 February, at the University of Worcester’s Riverside Building. The lecture is entitled “Developing a Critically Informed, Scientific Psychology of Relationship Abuses, Theories and Responses”. The lecture is followed by a reception to which you are also warmly invited.

Professor Elizabeth Gilchrist is Professor of Psychology at the University of Worcester, having moved from a post as Professor of Forensic Psychology at Glasgow Caledonian University in early 2016. A leader in the field of forensic psychology and criminology, Professor Gilchrist served eight years on the Parole Board for England and Wales and six years on the Parole Board for Scotland. She works as a consultant forensic psychologist in a facility in Scotland, and has published extensively on the assessment, planning and evaluation of rehabilitative interventions focussing particularly on domestic abuse.

Professor Gilchrist has worked in various roles internationally as an advisor on the implementation and review of offending behaviour programmes and interventions in Europe, the USA and New Zealand. Professor Gilchrist was appointed to the Scottish Advisory Panel for Offender Rehabilitation in 2012 and is the current Chair.

In her lecture, Professor Gilchrist will highlight some of the key issues linked to the development of thinking around Intimate Partner Abuse (IPA) and changes in responses over the years, with reference to a range of research projects which will describe some of the positive developments in theory and practice, and identify some areas where issues remain unresolved. Professor Gilchrist will discuss concerns about the safety of children residing within families where adults are experiencing or perpetrating abuse, emphasising the need for robust risk assessments, safety management, and the need for more resources for both victims and offenders.

I do hope you will be able to join us.

Please reply to Becky Seabright at rsvp@worc.ac.uk, or by calling 01905 857515, by Friday 17 February.

Yours sincerely
Professor David Green

 

 

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