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Dr Vaseekaran Sivarajasingam 


Telephone:+44 (0)29 2074 2441

Research Theme

Applied Clinical Research & Public Health

Research Group

Violence & Society

Research Interests

Trends and correlates of violence related injury in England and Wales; Evaluation of CCTV and the relationship between A&E and police violence data.

Dr Sivarajasingam is senior lecturer in oral and maxillofacial surgery at Cardiff University and honorary consultant in the Cardiff and Vale NHS Trust.  His PhD studies included evaluations of public space CCTV and the measurement of violent crime using A&E records.  This work demonstrated the reliability and validity of hospital data for this purpose.  Stemming from this, he has studied violence using panel data relating to socioeconomic, injury and alcohol variables.  He leads the National Violence Surveillance Network (NVSN) which has provided annual reports on trends in violence-related harm since 2000.  This work has been published in leading criminology, public health and economics journals.  He is a member of the interdisciplinary Cardiff University Violence and Society Research Group which comprises economists from the Cardiff Business School, criminologists from the School of Social Sciences and epidemiologists from the Cardiff Medical School.  


Selected Projects

Racist violence: an accident and emergency perspective

Smoking and alcohol habits of undergraduate dental students

Correlated of violence related injury

Trends in violence-related injury in England and Wales