Is There Such a Thing as Substance-Related Intimate Partner Abuse Perpetration?

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Room 120
Level 1
780 Elizabeth Street


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This seminar is presented by the Melbourne Research Alliance To End Violence Against Women And Their Children (MAEVe)

Join us on Wednesday 6 November at 3.30pm when Professor Gail Gilchrist, Professor of Addictions Healthcare Research at the National Addictions Centre, Kings College, London, will present the final MAEVe seminar for 2019.

Gail's research focuses on understanding the relationship between substance use and mental health, intimate partner abuse and blood-borne virus risk behaviours; and developing and testing interventions to address these co-occurring complex issues.

To answer the question ‘Is there such a thing as substance-related IPA perpetration?’ a recent review of qualitative studies to explore how substance use features and differs in female survivors’ and male perpetrators’ accounts of IPA perpetration will be presented alongside qualitative dyad interviews from male IPA perpetrators receiving substance use treatment in England and their current or ex-female partners. [research from the 'Advancing theory and treatment approaches for males in substance use treatment who perpetrate intimate partner violence' research program. (NIHR PGfAR RP-PG-1214-20009)].

A panel discussion will follow, facilitated by Professor Kelsey Hegarty (co-chair, MAEVe).


  • Professor Gail Gilchrist, Professor in Addictions Healthcare Research, National Addiction Centre, King's College, London
  • Dr Stefan Gruenet, CEO of Odyssey House
  • Professor Angela Taft, Professor and Principal Research Fellow at the Judith Lumley Centre (JLC), La Trobe University