Violence Research Group (VRG)

Understanding harms and their causes and evaluating the effectiveness of strategies to address them

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About


 
 

The Violence Research Group has generated practical solutions to violence at local, national and global levels. The group is part of Cardiff University’s Crime and Security Research Institute.

Our research focuses on:

  • understanding the causes of violence and producing real-world applications to help prevent it

  • examining violence prevention initiatives, working with service providers - health agencies, social services, criminal justice agencies, local government and voluntary sector

  • evaluating the effectiveness of interventions designed to reduce the psychological, social and economic impacts of violence

  • translating effective innovations into local, national and international policy and practice.

Our strength and reputation comes from the interdisciplinary research across the fields of medicine, public health, dentistry, criminal justice, police, psychology, materials science and economics. Additionally, we have an extensive record of innovation and contributions to policy and violence prevention.

We collaborate with DECIPHer. DECIPHer is the Centre for the Development and Evaluation of Complex Interventions for Public Health Improvement and brings together leading experts to tackle public health issues. DECIPHer has a particular focus on developing and evaluating multi-level interventions that will have an impact on the health and well-being of children and young people.

 

The Violence Research Group is involved in a number of ongoing research projects. Our staff are constantly engaged in new projects that research the key issues surrounding violence and the impact they have on society.

Our research programmes are organised around two key research themes:

 
 

Understanding the Causes of Harms

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Evaluating Interventions to Reduce Harms

 

News


Publications

Researchers from the Violence Research Group have produced a number of publications.

Here is a selection of some of our published work.


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Partners


People


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Director

Professor of Public Health Research, Co-Director of Crime and Security Research Institute

 
 

Key Researchers

Professor Jonathan Shepherd  | Emeritus Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Professor Jonathan Shepherd | Emeritus Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Dr Vaseekaran Sivarajasingam  | Reader

Dr Vaseekaran Sivarajasingam | Reader

Professor Kent Matthews  | Sir Julian Hodge Professor of Banking and Finance

Professor Kent Matthews | Sir Julian Hodge Professor of Banking and Finance

Dr Peter Morgan  | Reader in Quantitative Analysis

Dr Peter Morgan | Reader in Quantitative Analysis

Dr Britt Hallingberg  | Research Associate, Community Trials, DECIPHer

Dr Britt Hallingberg | Research Associate, Community Trials, DECIPHer

 
 

PhD Students

Fullbright Fellow

Emily Lowthian

Emily Lowthian

Joseph Redfern

Joseph Redfern

 
Jesse Smith

Jesse Smith

 

Contact


 

Crime & Security Research Institute, College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, Cardiff University, Level 2, Friary House, Greyfriars Rd, Cardiff CF10 3AE

Tel: +44 (0) 2920 870904

Email: vrg@cardiff.ac.uk