Event – Centre for Gender and Violence Research, School for Policy Studies, UoB – The Other Side of the Story: Perpetrators in Change-Early Intervention Focus

Date and time: Mon, 12 September 2022 – 09:00 – 13:00 BST

Location: Wills Hall, Parrys Lane, Stoke Bishop. BS9 1AE

The OSSPC project has focused on capacity building work around early intervention with domestic abuse perpetrators.

About this event

The OSSPC project has been a 2.5 year European Commission funded project which has focused on capacity building work focusing on early intervention perpetrator identification and support. We can share findings from a unique cross-cultural comparison between policy and practice in the UK, Cyprus, Greece, Italy, Romania. In this conference we will share the international research findings, learning from our capacity building training, and national roundtable which resulted in policy recommendations. The policy recommendations will be officially launched at this event.

Please note, this is a hybrid event with two types of ticket available. Please ensure you select the correct type of ticket when registering for this event. Joining details will be sent to those with Online Attendance tickets 24 hours prior to the event.

Speakers to include:


Dr Nathan Eisenstadt, REPROVIDE Senior Research Associate, Bristol Medical School

Dr Jane Healy, Deputy Head of Department for Health and Social Sciences, and Lecturer in Criminology, Bournemouth University

Dr Jade Levell, Lecturer in Criminology and Gender Violence, University of Bristol

Dr Teri Cole, Principal Academic in Forensic Psychology


9-9:30- Coffee

9:30-10- Dr Jade Levell. Welcome and introduction to the OSSPC project. Outline of key tensions arising from our research into early intervention work with perpetrators and the role of the coordinated community response

10-10:20 – Dr Jane Healy. Service adaptations in perpetrator work in UK, Greece, Italy, Romania, and Cyprus during the COVID-19 pandemic

10:20-10:40 Dr Terri Cole. Findings from our capacity building professional training including professional understanding of the Istanbul Convention (WP3)

10:40-11:00 Jeremy Hawsworth. Early intervention work with perpetrators over 55 years old

11:00-11:20 Break

11:20-11:40 Dr Nathan Eisenstadt. Are you sitting comfortably? Discomfort as pedagogical strategy with perpetrators domestic abuse

11:40-12:10 Safelives- Safe Young Lives and Men and Boys Voices programmes

12:10-1 Whole UK OSSPC team. Launch of our national policy recommendations arising from our stakeholder roundtable

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