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.
- Walker, K., Bowen, E., Brown, S., and Sleath, E. (2015) 'An Examination of Psychopathology among Men Who have Suspended the use of Violence in their Intimate Relationships'. Journal of Family Violence 30 (15), 2726-2750.
- Walker, K., and Goodman, S. [forthcoming] ‘How do intimate partner violent men talk about self-control?’ Journal of Interpersonal Violence.
- Walker, K., and Bowen, E. [forthcoming] ‘Mentoring serial and high-risk perpetrators of intimate partner violence in the community: Engagement and initiating change’. Criminal Behaviour and Mental Health.
- Walker, K., Bowen, E., Brown, S., and Sleath, E. (2015) 'An Examination of Psychopathology among Men Who have Suspended the use of Violence in their Intimate Relationships'. Journal of Family Violence [online].
- Walker, K., Bowen, E., Brown, S., and Sleath, E. (2014) 'Desistance from Intimate Partner Violence: A Conceptual Model and Framework for Practitioners for Managing the Process of Change'. Journal of Interpersonal Violence [online].
- Bowen, E., Walker, K., Mawer, M., Holdsworth, E., Sorbring, E., Helsing, B., Bolin, A., Leen, E., Held, P., Awouters, V., and Jans, S. (2014) '"it's Like You'Re Actually Playing as Yourself": Development and Preliminary Evaluation of 'Green Acres High', a Serious Game-Based Primary Intervention to Combat Adolescent Dating Violence'. Psychosocial Intervention / Intervencion Psicosocial 23 (1), 43-55.
- Catalá-Miñana, A., Walker, K., Bowen, E., and Lila, M. (2014) 'Cultural Differences in Personality and Aggressive Behaviour in Intimate Partner Violence Offenders: A Comparison of English and Spanish Offenders'. Journal of Interpersonal Violence 29 (14), 2652-2669.
- Walker, K., Bowen, E., and Brown, S. (2013) 'Desistance from Intimate Partner Violence: A Critical Review'. Aggression & Violent Behavior 18 (2), 271-280.
- 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.