Research Output per year
It has been widely documented that intimate partner violence (IPV) is prevalent among adolescents worldwide. Much of the research focus has been in establishing its prevalence, risk factors and consequences on youth’s wellbeing. However, there is only limited evidence that demonstrates negative consequences of abuse on youth's educational attainment. A systematic review of literature yielded only eight studies focusing on youth IPV in education context, seven of which were conducted in the USA and one in Sweden. The lack of studies focusing exclusively on education and IPV, particularly interventions, is certainly true for Northern Ireland, and as such, this study is being conducted to explore secondary and tertiary IPV initiatives of educational providers in NI to fill a significant gap in the literature. I am hoping to integrate my previous knowledge into this research to present findings that will inform institutional as well as governmental policies in the UK.
Before joining QUB, I dedicated my time to Communication theories, more specifically the socio-psychological tradition that explores behavioural and cognitive characteristics in a communicative context. In particular, I delved into human ego or inner motivations for actions reflected in language, primarily in nonverbal. With a Bachelor of Arts in Foreign Languages, and a Master's in Communication Studies, I also became proficient in linguistics, semiotics and intercultural communication. This set of skills lead me to pursue a study on intercultural couple satisfaction, which revealed ways in which sexism guides every-day intimate interactions even in Western context. I was able to link ego motivations with sexist attitudes reflected in language, and as a result, I published a chapter on ego reflection in attitudes towards women and oppressed groups. I began incorporating socio-cultural tradition into my research, in particular, gender power struggle, objectification of a female body in media, and stereotypical power structures in the workplace, especially in political sphere. This is when I came across the term culture of peace, and co-authored a book chapter on conflict and peacebuilding, namely strategies that can be applied in the classroom. I realized the gravity of the impact that societal stereotypes and patriarchal structures can have on young people's wellbeing and relationship formation, which is why I decided to pursue my current project.
Barry University (2015)
Persuasion: Rhetoric of Social Intervention Model
English as a Foreign Language
Current projects in progress:
Narratives of Female Identity: Objectification of Females in the Entertainment Industry (with Dr. Nickesia Gordon of Rochester Institute of Technology, USA)
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Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Chapter (peer-reviewed)
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Chapter
Activities per year
Activity: Participating in or organising an event types › Participation in conference
1 item of Media coverage
Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities
1 Media contribution