VISION Annual Conference 2024

The UKPRP VISION Consortium is pleased to announce our 3rd annual conference:
Violence prevention in research and policy: Bridging silos
Tuesday 11 June, 10:00 – 17:00
Kings College London, The Great Hall, Strand Campus, Strand, London, WC2R 2LS

Effective violence prevention requires different sectors to work together. Employers, justice, social and healthcare services, and providers of specialist services all have a role to play. While sharing many goals, there are differences in the populations they engage with, the definitions they use, and the outcomes they prioritise and measure.

Join us for a day of talks and discussions on how we can better bridge the siloes in violence-related research, policy and practice.

Keynote speakers, Dr Claudia Garcia-Moreno (World Health Organisation) and Professor Katrin Hohl (City, University of London) consider the changes needed for effective violence prevention from the perspectives of health and justice.

Sessions on the programme include new interdisciplinary research from the VISION consortium and its partners on:

- Preventing violence against older people: what needs to change in research and policy;

- Learning across statutory review practices: origins, ambitions and future directions; and

- Responding to Experiences and Expressions of Interpersonal Violence in the workplace

Registration is required and free. This is an in person conference only. If you cannot attend but would like the slides, please contact the email listed below.

For any questions or comments, please email

Welcome: Setting the Scene

10:00 – 10:10

Professor Gene Feder, VISION Director, University of Bristol

Keynote Speaker

10:10 – 10:40

Katrin Hohl, Professor of Criminology & Criminal Justice: Why sexual violence prevention is doubly marginalised in policing and policing research - and a potential way forward

Morning Tea

10:40 – 11:00

Symposium 1: Violence against older people: Challenges in research and policy

11:00 – 12:30

Chair: Professor Ravi Thiara, University of Warwick

1. Nick Kelly, Hourglass: Why we need comprehensive and detailed data on abuse of older people

2. Dr Billy Gazard, Office for National Statistics: Crimes against older people: Updates from the Crime Survey for England and Wales

3. Dr Anastasia Fadeeva, City: Insights into violence and abuse in older age: learning from across VISION research’

4. Dr Alex Walker, Public Health Wales: Violence Against Older People in Wales


12:30 – 13:00

Keynote Speaker

13:00 – 13:30

Dr Claudia Garcia-Moreno, MD, MSc: Violence against women: From research to policy and action

Symposium 2: Learning across statutory review practices: Origins, ambitions and future directions

13:30 – 15:00

Co-chairs: Dr Elizabeth Cook, City, University of London & Dr James Rowlands, University of Westminster

Frank Mullane, Advocacy After Fatal Domestic Abuse: Ambitions for learning and change across systems

Sumanta Roy, Imkaan: Domestic Homicide Reviews

Professor Emeritus Jonathan Dickens, University of East Anglia: Child safeguarding

Professor Emeritus Michael Preston-Shoot, University of Bedfordshire: Adult safeguarding

Dr Bethan Davies, Cardiff University: Wales Single Unified Safeguarding Review (SUSR)

Afternoon Tea

15:00 – 15:20

Symposium 3: Responding to experiences and expressions of interpersonal violence in the workplace

15:20 – 16:50

Chair: Dr Olumide Adisa, University of Suffolk

1. Dr Niels Blom, City: The impact of intimate partner violence on job loss and time off work in the UK

2. Susan Bright, Employers' Initiative on Domestic Abuse: Domestic abuse: why it’s a workplace issue and what employers can do about it

3. Dr Alison Gregory: Case study with a multi-national organisation: development of workplace-based support for survivors of violence and abuse

4. Dr Vanessa Gash, City: Violence in the workplace: Firm and individual level exposure

Closing Remarks

16:50 – 17:00

Professor Gene Feder