Violence Research Group
Violence is a leading global cause of death and serious illness and injury of children, adolescents and adults. Through research and evidence based advocacy, we have brought about policy change and practical actions to reduce violence at local, national and international levels.
We draw on expertise from across the university. Our strength and reputation comes from our interdisciplinary research in the fields of psychiatry, public health, dentistry, criminal justice, police, psychology, materials science, computer science and economics – as well as our extensive record of innovation and contributions to policy and violence prevention.
Established in 1996, we continue to:
- understand the causes and effects of violence and to produce real-world applications to prevent it
- evaluate violence prevention initiatives and working with service providers – including health agencies, social services, criminal justice agencies, local governments and third sector organisations
- assess the effectiveness of interventions designed to reduce the psychological, social and economic impacts of violence
- translate effective innovations into local, national and international policy and practice
We collaborate with a range of external partners and organisations, as well as the wider public. We partner with the WHO Cardiff Violence Prevention Group to provide opportunities for prototype development, field trials, violence measurement and implementation of new evidence-based prevention interventions for the injured, victims, offenders and populations.