About this event

  • Date and time Tue 19 Mar 2024 from 12:00pm to 2:00pm
  • Location Online
  • Organised by Psychiatry

This webinar will bring together experts from various disciplines to explore issues pertaining to women as victims and perpetrators of violence, and to formulate proposals for prevention of violence by and towards women.
In this meeting we will attempt to integrate work on both aspects of women’s experiences of violence.

By attending the webinar, you will:

  • Gain up to date knowledge about people who work with perpetrators and about issues pertinent to female victims of violence. 
  • Gain up to date knowledge about the people who work with victims on areas relevant to female perpetrators of violence. 
  • Develop ideas on how to minimise and manage violent behaviours by women and to further assist female victims of violence. 


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Welcome and introduction

Dr Mary Whittle, Medical Member, Mental Health Review Tribunal and Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist

Female perpetrators and victims of violence: Sociological aspects

Dr Susan A Batchelor, Senior Lecturer, University of Glasgow School of Social & Political Sciences and Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research

The interface between mental illness and violence in women

Dr Paula Murphy, Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist, John Howard Centre, East London Foundation NHS Trust

Comfort break
Is female violence misunderstood on wards?

Police Constable Chris Bishop and Detective Inspector Sarah Allen, Kent Police

Panel discussion and closing remarks
Close of meeting



Registration for this event will close at 1:00am on Monday 18 March 2023. Late registrations will not be accepted.

The agenda is subject to change at any time

If the event is recorded, we are only able to share presentations that we have received permission to share. There is no guarantee that all sessions will be available after the event, this is at the presenter’s and RSM’s discretion.

All views expressed at this event are of the speakers themselves and not of the Royal Society of Medicine, nor the speaker's organisations.

This event will be recorded and stored by the Royal Society of Medicine and may be distributed in future on various internet channels.

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While you’re attending this event

Why not stay in the comfort of our hotel, Domus Medica, book dinner in the restaurant, or even hire one of our private dining rooms to socialise with your peers?

RSM members enjoy access to our enviable club facilities. For more information, please contact our team at domus@rsm.ac.uk or restaurant@rsm.ac.uk.

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