Danielle Stephens–Lewis is a critical health psychologist, with a particular interest in the health outcomes surrounding sexual violence, domestic abuse and child sexual exploitation.
Specifically, Dr Stephens-Lewis is interested in the role of gender and discourse within the Western context and how these position individuals in relation to their behaviour. Danielle has conducted research considering societal constructions of female rape victims, the collateral health impact of child sexual exploitation, victim trajectories and risk assessment, and healthcare professionals’ experiences of professional and personal domestic abuse.
She also has an interest in the development of integrated perpetrator interventions and evidence-based practice, particularly within the community and healthcare setting. Most recently, Danielle has worked on a large scale research project relating to the development of an integrated intervention targeting men in substance use treatment who perpetrate intimate partner abuse.
Chartered Psychologist (Cpsychol)
Chartered Scientist (CSci)
- Critical & Social Psychology
- Health Psychology
- Diversity & Inclusivity
- Gender & Sexuality
- Domestic Abuse, Sexual Violence
- Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation
- Working with Perpetrators
- Intervention Development
- Substance Use and Addiction
- Research Designs; Qualitative, quantitative & mixed methods
- Data Collection / Analysis Foucauldian Discourse Analysis; Discursive Psychology; Narrative Analysis; Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis; Autoethnography
Research focus is largely surrounding the prevention of violence and abuse, particularly in relation to sexual and domestic violence. Some recent project examples;
- Programme ADVANCE: Advancing theory and treatment approaches for males in substance misuse treatment who perpetrate intimate partner violence (2016 - 2021)
- An Exploration of Healthcare Professionals’ Personal and Professional Experiences of Domestic Abuse. (October, 2016)
- Evaluating the Health Implications of Childhood Sexual Exploitation on Parents. Pace: Report for Department of Health (April, 2016)