Respect | Working with Perpetrators National Event

Respect’s annual working with perpetrators event this year will take place on 8th October at Amnesty International in London.

Respect will be delivering a packed day of presentations and workshops from individuals working across the sector – in frontline services, policy, academia and research.

Over the following months they will be adding speakers and presentation details further.


Confirmed speakers:

Nicole Westmarland

Nicole is the Director of the Durham Centre for Research into Violence and Abuse (CRiVA) and Head of Department of Sociology at Durham University.

Nicole strongly believes that academic research should be used to create positive ‘real world’ social change and it is this that drives her personal research agenda. Her previous roles have included Special Advisor to the Joint Committee on Human Rights for their Inquiry into Violence against Women and Girls (2014-15) and Chair of Rape Crisis (England and Wales), which she held for five years.

Stephen Burrell

Post Doctoral Research Associate, Department of Sociology Durham University.Stephen Burrell is a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Department of Sociology at Durham University, based within the Centre for Research into Violence and Abuse (CRiVA).

He has recently completed a PhD on efforts to engage men and boys in the prevention of violence against women in England. His research interests include men and masculinities, preventing and responding to violence and abuse, and engagement work with men and boys.

Rosanna Bellini

Rosanna is a PhD Researcher at Open Lab, Newcastle University, researching into the design, implementation and potential introduction of novel technologies into high risk environments, including domestic and intimate partner violence.

Rosanna Bellini’s research within her PhD in Digital Civics, Computer Science (, investigates how we can build moral responsibility into the design and implementation of technical tools, processes and services for men who have or are violent towards their intimate partner.

Tatiana Moura

Tatiana is the Coordinator of Promundo Portugal & Senior Researcher, Centre for Social Studies / University of Coimbra, Portugal. Her research interests include feminism and International Relations, masculinities, new wars and urban violence, and gender and armed violence.

Promundo is a global leader in promoting gender justice and preventing violence by engaging men and boys in partnership with women and girls.