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Grace is a Chartered Psychologist and Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Centre for Intelligent Healthcare, in the Behavioural and Implementation Science theme. Grace researches domestic abuse, sexual violence and health. She is currently working on a 4 year NIHR funded project evaluating sexual assault referral centres across England (MESARCH).

She was recently awarded a PhD from the University of Liverpool. Her PhD thesis examined the development of the evidence base of interventions for children and young people who have experienced domestic violence and abuse. Prior to this she was awarded an MSc (Distinction) in Investigative and Forensic Psychology (2013), and a First Class BSc (Hons) in Psychology (2012), from the University of Liverpool.  

Grace's previous research has spanned a wide range of areas within forensic psychology. This has included, an evaluation of a domestic violence perpetrator programme, analysing serious sexual offences in a cold-case review, working with the Critical and Major Incident team at the University of Liverpool to independently evaluate a Home Office funded national large-scale major incident training exercise, and interviewing police officers regarding their decision-making processes in critical incidents. 

Grace also has a breadth of experience teaching on undergraduate and postgraduate psychology modules. Grace is an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and is a dissertation supervisor on the Forensic Psychology MSc at Coventry University. 

Research Interests

Grace's main research interests include: researching with vulnerable populations, researching with victims/survivors of domestic and sexual violence, evaluating healthcare interventions, researching with healthcare professionals, developing the intervention evidence base for children who have experienced domestic abuse, prioritising the voices of children in research, policy and practice. 

Education/Academic qualification

Psychology, Doctorate, University of Liverpool


Investigative and Forensic Psychology, MSc, University of Liverpool


Psychology, Degree, University of Liverpool



  • H Social Sciences (General)
  • Domestic violence
  • Children and young people
  • Interventions
  • Evaluation
  • Evidence based practice
  • Sexual violence
  • Qualitative research
  • quantitative research
  • Healthcare

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Research Output 2015 2018

  • 8 Citations
  • 1 h-Index
  • 2 Paper
  • 2 Poster
  • 2 Article
  • 1 Commissioned report
8 Citations (Scopus)
14 Downloads (Pure)

Information sharing in interteam responses to disaster.

Waring, S., Alison, L., Carter, G., Barrett-Pink, C., Humann, M., Swan, L. & Zilinsky, T., Sep 2018, In : Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology. 91, 3, p. 591-619 29 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
communication theory
information process

Blood from a Stone: Why Rapport Works and Torture Doesn’t in ‘Enhanced’ Interrogations.

Alison, L., Giles, S. & McGuire, G., 2015, In : Investigative Interviewing: Research and Practice. 7, 2, p. 5-23 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

police officer
law enforcement
domestic violence
family member

Independent evaluation of the Lifeline family based domestic intervention programme

Waring, S., Carter, G. & Giles, S., 2015

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report

Activities 2016 2019

  • 5 Oral presentation
  • 1 Invited talk


The Sir Joseph Rotblat Alumni Scholarship

Grace Carter (Recipient), 2013

Prize: Other distinction

University of Liverpool, IPHS PGR Conference- Best Research Presentation

Grace Carter (Recipient), 2016

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)