ADVIP Member Directory
ADVIP members include researchers with an expertise in the field of partner and family abuse, or provide direct intervention services to perpetrators and have indicated a commitment to evidence-based practice. Both members and non-members can view the membership directory. Individuals with a Full Membership to ADVIP can write posts to our blog pages and enjoy other benefits not available to individuals with a Limited Membership. To become a member, or to upgrade membership from Limited Member to Full Member, go to the JOIN ADVIP link on the home page.
Some ADVIP members have organized into local chapters. Local chapters allow members to meet face-to-face, or through Skype or other electronic forums, to network and advance evidence-based practice in their local communities. A list of local ADVIP chapters can be found on this page.
In this Searchable Master List, you may click on member’s name to view their full profile page containing information about their location, background, training, intervention services and research interests. In the member’s profile page, you can click on the country, state, province or city to view all other members in those categories.
There are two additional search boxes. The one on the left allows you to find members according to their status as either Researcher or Provider. The box on the right allows you to conduct a more refined search, to find members by city, state or province, research interests (e.g., domestic violence risk factors, motivation, impact on children) or clinical services and modalities (e.g., batterer groups, parenting programs, substance abuse treatment, etc.). Keep in mind that some profile data can be entered in multiple ways , so if a search in unsuccessful try a related keyword – for example, “group counseling” instead of “group therapy,” “LGBTQ” instead of “LGBT,” and so forth.
SEARCHABLE MASTER LIST
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Teresa Ferraz da Silva (Coventry, United Kingdom) Researcher
David Eggins (Northampton, United Kingdom) Provider
The registered charity delivers work with domestic abusers in 36 hour intensive, therapeutic, mixed gendered groups at weekends and has been doing so for the last 22 years. With income of an average of less that £15k per year we have completed, 100%, work with over 900 men and over 100 women. Our completion rates are about 90% for men and 95% for women.
The UK is dominated by an accreditor, RESPECT, which, as you’ll have certainly guessed, is really focused only on “Duluth”. No guesses for why that would be. All abusers and perpetrators are, of course, men and all victims are, of course, women: all research, of course, to feminist researchers. The last, Mirabal, £1.2m could find just 36 men to interview at time 2 from 4 projects running at least 7 programmes, with just 26 female partners also prepared to take part.
Dr Nicola Graham-Kevan (Preston, United Kingdom) Provider, Researcher
Dr. Graham-Kevan is a Reader in the Psychology of Aggression at the University of Central Lancashire and a Professor of Clinical Psychology at Mittuniversitetet. She also a Chartered Psychologist, Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society and a Fellow of the International Society Research on Aggression.
Dr. Graham-Kevan has been researching violence, particulalry family violence, and its treatment for over a decade and has numerous peer-reviewed articles as well as book chapters and professional reports. Dr Graham-Kevan presents her work at national and international conferences as well as delivering training and workshops in the UK and US. She was lead author for the British Psychological Society’s response to government consultations on reducing reoffending and domestic violence. She has worked on several externally funded research projects and is currently the principal investigator for an EU funded project on violent crime victim’s vulnerability to repeat victimization.
Dr. Graham-Kevan is co-author on Inner Strength domestic violence treatment programme. This is a medium to high risk programme for domestically violent men. It adopts a positive, strength-based approach to treating domestic violence. It has been piloting at a medium secure prison in the UK and is on it’s fifth cohort. Of the 50 men who have begun the programme, only one has dropped out. The pre and post psychometric data is excellent and there is a long term reoffending evaulation in place. Dr Graham-Kevan is also an author on Life Minus Violence programme (for non-domestic violence) and Thinking Minds (for enhancing problem solving). Her most recent project has been designing a structured supervision package for probationers which is being pilotted across three counties in England. She has delivered individual and group based interventions with men and women in community, prison and secure hospital settings and is trained in risk assessment and crisis negotiation.
Dr. Graham-Kevan’s focus has always been to use evidence to guide practice and in this capacity she has evaluated several offending treatment programmes including domestic violence (Strength to Change programme, Hull NHS), non-domestic violence (Silence the Violence, Khulisa Crime Prevention) and resilience (Footsteps, Red Road).
Services or Research Projects
Dr Graham-Kevan trains pratitioners (e.g. clinicians, probation managers, therapists, social workers) in deliverying Inner Strength Domestic Violence treatment programme. She is able to train both within and outside of the UK.
Dr Graham-Kevan developes bespoke interventions for the criminal justice system and therapuetic services.
Dr Graham-Kevan is experienced in programme evaluation.
Tina Michelle Royles (, United Kingdom) Provider
Tina Royles is domestic violence expert, working in this area of expertise since 1990.
A qualified psychotherapist specialising in domestic violence, and relationship difficulties, media spokesperson, trainer, and author on domestic violence.
She is the owner and CEO of an investigation, case-building and emotional support company; which reviews and builds cases for private prosecutions, tribunal’s, grievances, miscarriage of justice including issues around domestic violence, sexual offences, divorce, and immigration. Currently a Doctoral Research Student at the University of Chester her research interests are: Intimate Relationships and Entrepreneurial Success. Domestic Violence. Domestic Violence and Divorce.
Qualifications: Masters Relationship Therapy, University Advanced Diploma Couples Counselling, Diplomas in Domestic Violence Studies, Anger Management and Stress Management. Extensive professional experience, training, and practice within a practitioner, managerial, and strategic setting.
Tina is currently in the 5th year of a doctoral programme of study.
Dr Madeline Smyth (, United Kingdom) Researcher
BPS Chartered Forensic Psychologist and HCPC Registered Psychologist since 2013.
Worked for HMPPS in various psychological roles since 2002.
Extensive experience in assessment and treatment of men convicted of family violence.
Trainer for SARAv3 and B-SAFER.
Recently completed a DPsych at Nottingham Trent University: Novel research exploring why male perpetrators continue to be abusive from custody; Systematic review considering the role of denial in intimate partner violence.
Arlene Louise Vetere (Mortimer, United Kingdom) Provider, Researcher
I am Professor of Family Therapy and Systemic Practice at Diakonhjemmet University College, Oslo, Norway; and Associate Professor in the Department of Family Studies at Malta University; and from 2003-2013 I was Professor of Clinical Psychology at Surrey University, United Kingdom. I am registered in the United Kingdom as a clinical psychologist, family and couple therapist and systemic supervisor. For the past 17 years I have co-directed an independent family violence intervention project in the town of Reading, United Kingdom. I am a practitioner, supervisor and trainer in the field of family violence therapeutic work.