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Professor to discuss research and campaigning in homicide prevention in inaugural public lecture

Award-winning author Professor Jane Monckton-Smith, an advisor in homicide, coercive control and stalking to the police and charities, will discuss in her inaugural lecture at University of Gloucestershire how research can be used to support campaigns.

Based within the University’s School of Natural and Social Sciences, Professor Monckton-Smith’s research is focused around interpersonal violence, and especially how homicide can be prevented.

A Professor of Public Protection, she works with professionals in reviewing homicides and training, and families bereaved through homicide to help them with criminal justice processes.

Professor Monckton-Smith won the Feminist and Women’s Studies Association Book Prize for Murder, Gender and the Media in 2013 and the Suzy Lamplugh Trust Taking Stalking Seriously Award in 2016.

In her inaugural public lecture, entitled ‘Getting Into Good Trouble: Activist Research and Femicide’, Professor Monckton-Smith will illustrate how her research and campaigning work is having an impact in ways that she could not have foreseen.

She will talk about her personal journey working in homicide, and how her work with the police and bereaved families has been difficult, sometimes deeply distressing, but with clear moments for celebration. 

The public lecture takes place on Tuesday, 17 May between 4.30pm and 5.30pm at the University’s Park Campus in Cheltenham. It is free to attend but tickets must be booked in advance.