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The Cardiff Model for Violence Prevention (Information Sharing to Tackle Violence)

Project aims

  • To replicate the Cardiff Model for Violence Prevention in the United States and Australia
  • To carry out a process evaluation of implementation of the Model in Atlanta and Philadelphia
  • To carry out a step wedge evaluation in Melbourne, Sydney, Canberra, Geelong and Warrnambool
  • To replicate the Model in a safeguarding context using data from the Children's Hospital, Medical College of Wisconsin
  • To generate Model implementation training materials for use internationally


  • Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
  • United States Centres for Disease Control and Prevention
  • United States Institute of Justice
  • National Health and Medical Research Council, Australia


Cardiff Programme Lead

Professor Jonathan Shepherd

Professor Jonathan Shepherd

Professor Emeritus in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery


Principal Investigators and Directors

United States

  • Stephen Hargarten
  • Jennifer Hernandez-Meier
  • Steven Sumner
  • Charles Stokes
  • Sarah Bacon
  • Greg Ridgeway
  • Charles Branas
  • Daniel Wu
  • Tom Simon


  • Peter Miller
  • Diana Egerton-Warburton
  • David Caldicott
  • Andrew Walby
  • Tim Baker
  • Anthony Shakeshaft
  • Gordion Fulde
  • Michael Sheridan