Spotlight on Professor Erica Bowen
Erica Bowen is Professor in the Psychology of Violence and Interpersonal Aggression and director of the Violence and Interpersonal Aggression research group within the Centre for Research in Psychology, Behaviour and Achievement. Erica has for the last 14 years researched violence in intimate relationships, with an emphasis on understanding how best to intervene to prevent violence in adult and adolescent relationships. Erica has conducted research on behalf of the National Offender Management Service, Wiltshire Probation Trust, Coventry City Council; projects which have led to innovations in the design of domestic violence perpetrator programmes. In addition, Erica led an EC Daphne III funded project with partners in Sweden, Belgium and Germany, in which a serious game was developed as a primary intervention for use in the classroom to educate adolescents about the nature and risks of violence in their relationships. In 2015 Erica's research will take on a new strand through an EC ISEC funded project which will examine the nature of gun enabled crime across Europe, and how best to prevent it.