Public Lecture by Professor Evan Stark

From domestic violence to coercive control:
Framing partner abuse as a public health problem

Speaker: Evan Stark,
Chair: Peter Donnelly, University of St Andrews

2 October 2013    •    4.30pm to 5.30pm

A joint event held by CRFR and SSPHR (Scottish School of Public Health Research)

Meadows Lecture Theatre, Medical School, Teviot Place
Edinburgh, EH8 9AG  (enter by doorway 4 from the Quadrangle)

(The lecture will be followed by a drinks reception open to all delegates in McEwan Hall, 5.30 to 6.30pm)


Professor Evan Stark, Rutgers-Newark University

Evan Stark is a forensic social worker and award-winning researcher with an international reputation for his work on the legal, policy, and health dimensions of interpersonal violence.

A founder of one of the first shelters for abused women in the United States in the 1980s, Professor Stark has since served as an expert in more than 100 criminal and civil cases.

His book Coercive Control: The Entrapment of Women in Personal Life (2007) won awards from the Association of American Publishers and the American Library Association. The book tracks the implications for policy and administration of reframing domestic violence as a “liberty crime.”

His visit to the Centre for Research on Families and Relationships is funded by the Leverhulme Trust.


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