Dr. Kate Walker

Dr. Kate Walker is a Research Associate at the Faculty Research Centre in Psychology, Behaviour, and Achievement (PBA) at Coventry University. She completed her PhD in 2013 in which she examined the process of desistance in male offenders of intimate partner violence and abuse (IPVA) and is currently working with intervention providers to implement the findings within practice. Her research interests include the development and evaluation of primary and tertiary interventions for the prevention of violence and interpersonal aggression in both adult and adolescent populations. She has evaluated a range of different interventions for IPVA perpetrators including: a mentoring programme for high-risk serial perpetrators of IPVA; a one-to-one workbook for IPVA offenders; a solution focused approach to IPVA interventions; and a serious-game for tackling adolescent dating violence.

Journal Articles

Book Publications

  • Bowen, E., and Walker, K. (2015) The Psychology of Violence in Adolescent Dating Relationships. Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan.

Conference & Seminar Presentations

  • Walker, K., Bowen, E., Brown, S., and Sleath, E. (2014) ‘Desistance from Intimate Partner Violence: Triggers, Transitions and Turning Points’. BPS Conference. held 7-9 May 2014 in Birmingham, UK
  • Walker, K., Bowen, E., Brown, S., and Sleath, E. (2013) ‘Desistance from IPV: A conceptual model’. EAPL Conference. held 3-6 September 2013 at Coventry University, UK
  • Evaluation of Mentoring Programme for high-risk serial perpetrators of IPVA. An evaluation of a mentoring scheme working with frequent and persistent IPVA.
  • Solution-focused brief interventions for working with domestic violence perpetrators on a one-to-one and group basis. Development, implementation and evaluation of solution-focused approach.
  • Contemporary theories in IPVA and desistance. Consultancy.
  • Changing attitudes towards dating violence in adolescents. Development, implementation and evaluation of serious game to tackle adolescent dating violence.
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