Co-Director, Connect Centre for International Research on Interpersonal Violence Prevention
University of Central Lancashire
Lorraine Radford, PhD is co-director of the Connect Centre for International Research on Interpersonal Violence Prevention at the University of Central Lancashire in the UK. She is a Research Professor in Social Policy and Social Work, working on the prevention of all forms of violence, abuse, sexual exploitation and victimisation towards adults, children and young people, from a gendered perspective. She has 31 years experience in research and influencing activities on interpersonal violence prevention within the UK and internationally within academia, government and NGOs. Lorraine’s research interests include the epidemiological study of the prevalence and impact of child maltreatment and other types of child victimisation; the overlapping aspects of abuse and different types of victimisation; preventing child sexual abuse and exploitation; domestic violence, children and parenting; safe child contact arrangements; gender and violence. She has expertise in the ethical conduct of research and has experience in a wide range of methodologies including large scale surveys, systematic evidence reviews, randomised controlled trials and qualitative research with children and adult survivors.