New Research: Do we really know about domestic abuse in today’s society?
We recently announced a research project in collaboration with the Digital-Trust, which will explore physical violence, coercive control and digital abuse within relationships. This research will gather data from women, men, teens and same-sex relationships, and will give the most comprehensive view yet of intimate partner abuse, looking at both the victim profile and the forms of abuse they experience. Importantly, for the first time it will also look at how technology is used in abusive relationships, and in the stalking and harassment that often follows an abusive relationship.
Last December the new law on coercive control was introduced covering finance, restriction of movement and emotional control. This research will help to identify the most prevalent forms of abuse, if there are any differences across gender and sexual orientation, and whether these different forms of abuse are associated with different mental health and well-being outcomes.
New research is vital not only for better provision for victims and survivors, but it could lead to better support within the criminal justice system and improve safeguards. Ideally it could be useful to educate and influence social media, apps or mobile providers so they can help to reduce the risk of harm.
The role of digital abuse in intimate partner abuse
LGBT experiences of intimate partner abuse
Risk factors for domestic homicide
Concepts of Suicide (funded by the British Academy)
I teach on the following modules:
Level 5: Mental Health Issues, Research Methods and Statistics 2,
Careers & Employability
Level 6: Forensic Psychology, Dissertation Supervision
MSc Health Psychology: Dissertation Supervision
2012, University of Stirling, United Kingdom, PhD
2009, University of Stirling, United Kingdom, MSc in Psychological Research Methods
2008, Glasgow Caledonian University, United Kingdom, BSc (First Class Honours) Psychology
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McLaughlin J, O'Connor RC, O'Carroll RE. 2012. Intimate Partner Abuse and Suicidality: A Systematic Review Clinical Psychology Review, :677-689
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Conference Publication (journal proceedings)
McLaughlin J, Murray J, Brown L, Riby LM. Neuro-Imaging Memory and Emotion: Event-Related Potential (ERP) Investigations of the Glucose Facilitation Effect BPS Annual Conference
Riby LM, Marriott A, Bullock R, Hancock J, Smallwood J, McLaughlin J. Glucose and Cognition: The Effects of Glucose Ingestion and Glucose Regulation on Memory Performance in Older Adults with Mild Cognitive Impairment. European Society of Cognitive Psychology Annual Conference
McLaughlin J, O'Connor RC, O'Carroll RE, Dickson A. Experiences of intimate partner abuse: An interpretative phenomenological analysis Stirling Graduate Research School (SGRS) Annual Conference
McLaughlin J, O'Connor RC, O'Carroll RE, Dickson A. Experiences of intimate partner abuse: An interpretative phenomenological analysis PsyPag Annual Conference
McLaughlin J, O'Carroll RE, O'Connor RC. An investigation of the relationship between Intimate Partner Abuse and suicidality Stirling Graduate Research School (SGRS) Annual Conference
McLaughlin J, O'Carroll RE, O'Connor RC. An investigation of the relationship between Intimate Partner Abuse and suicidality BPS, Division of Forensic Psychology Annual Conference
McLaughlin J, O'Carroll RE, O'Connor RC. An investigation of intimate partner abuse and suicidality within the framework of the IMV model of suicidal behaviour ESSSB14 (14th European Symposium of Suicide and Suicidal Behaviour)
Engagement & Impact
Award title: Rising Star Award, Awarding body: Liverpool John Moores University Teaching and Learning Academy
Title of presentation: Intimate Partner Abuse and Suicidality, Conference title: Intimate Partner Abuse & Stalking, Place/location of conference: University of Liverpool, Presentation type: Oral presentation
Institution: University of Liverpool, Collaborator: Pooja Saini Suicide and Self-harm Research Network North West
Institution: University of Central Lancashire (UCLAN), Collaborator: Kathryn Settle Suicide and Self-harm Research Network North West
Institution: University of Manchester, Collaborator: Isabelle Hunt Suicide and Self-harm Research Network North West
Institution: University of Manchester, Collaborator: Caroline Clements Suicide and Self-harm Research Network North West
Institution: University of Manchester, Collaborator: Peter Taylor Suicide and Self Harm Research Network North West
Institution: University of Sussex, Collaborator: Cassandra Wiener Law Dept
Institution: University of Stirling, Collaborator: Prof Ronan O'Carroll
Institution: Univeristy of Glasgow, Collaborator: Prof Rory O'Connor
Institution: Edinburgh Napier, Collaborator: Dr Jennifer Murray
Committee name: Advisory Group, Organisation: The Digital Trust
Fellowship title: Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy, Organisation: Higher Education Academy
Company: Women's Aid
Company: The Digital Trust, Position or project: Digital abuse, stalking and harassment
Links #1: https://www.ljmu.ac.uk/about-us/news/domestic-abuse-study-launch, Media coverage: Coverage on LJMU News Website relating to a research project.
Other invited event:
Title of event: Intimate Partner Violence and Stalking conference, Location: University of Liverpool, Description: Organised by The International Organisation of Forensic Practitioners (TIOFP). Invited to present.
Other Professional Activity:
Describe the Professional Activities: Research into risk factors for domestic homicide
Describe the Professional Activities: PI on project to look at lay peoples beliefs about suicide. Funded by the British Academy
Describe the Professional Activities: Funding application in collaboration with the Digital-Trust to run a 2 year pilot of a new risk assessment tool for victims of intimate partner abuse. Application submitted to the Police Innovation Fund.
Describe the Professional Activities: PI for research project - study of the experiences of LGBT victims of intimate partner abuse
Describe the Professional Activities: PI for research project conducting a large scale survey on forms of partner abuse, including psychological abuse, coercive control, digital abuse, stalking and harassment.
Venue/location: Hilton, Liverpool, Title of the activity: The Domestic Abuse Conference, Liverpool, Type of activity: conference, Audience type: researchers, health professionals, social work, law, medical, those with personal experience, Audience numbers: 100, Your role in the activity (e.g. organiser, invited speaker, participant etc.): participant
Venue/location: Unversity of Manchester, Title of the activity: Suicide and Self Harm Research Exercise North West (SSHaRE NoW): Priorities, Type of activity: Networking event, Audience type: Researchers, those with personal experience of self harm or suicidal behaviour, health professionals, 3rd sector organisations, Audience numbers: 100, Your role in the activity (e.g. organiser, invited speaker, participant etc.): organiser
Research Grants Awarded:
British Academy, Small Research Grants, Uncovering lay people's beliefs of suicide: understanding and enabling better early suicide detection to reduce risk factors, Masi Noor, LJMU (PI), Grant value (£): 8604
Title of qualification gained: PG Cert in Learning & Teaching in Higher Education