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Dr. Kate Walker is a Research Fellow at the Faculty Research Centre for Advances in Behavioural Science (CABS)  at Coventry University. She completed her PhD in 2013 in which she examined the process of desistance in male offenders of intimate partner violence and abuse (IPVA) and is currently working with intervention providers to implement the findings within practice. Her research interests include the development and evaluation of primary and tertiary interventions for the prevention of violence and interpersonal aggression in both adult and adolescent populations. She has evaluated a range of different interventions for IPVA perpetrators including: a mentoring programme for high-risk serial perpetrators of IPVA; a one-to-one workbook for IPVA offenders; a solution focused approach to IPVA interventions; and a serious-game for tackling adolescent dating violence. Her research also includes examining the characteristics of perpetrators of child sexual exploitation (CSE), interventions for CSE and studyi and non-consensual sharing of sexually explicit media and revenge pornography.


Area of Expertise:


Desistance from intimate partner violence, treatment interventions for male perpetrators of intimate partner violence, adolescent dating violence, child sexual exploitation, non-consensual sharing, revenge pornography

Research Interests

Desistance ; Behaviour Change ; Evidenced-Based Practice ; Intimate Partner Violence ; Adolescent Dating Violence ; Empathy and Sexual Offending

Vision Statement

My research is inspired by a desire to prevent individuals from using violence within their intimate relationships using an evidence-based approach. I am interested in the process of behaviour change and how we can facilitate this so that individuals can have violence free relationships that they can then maintain. My ultimate vision is be able to develop robust primary interventions, to prevent violence from actually happening in the first place or to effectively intervene if it has, thereby reducing the number of victims that experience violence in their intimate relationships.

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Research Output 2013 2019

Non-consensual sharing of private sexually explicit media amongst university students: Non-consensual sharing sexually-explicit media

Walker, K., Sleath, E., Hatcher, R., Hine, B. & Crookes, R., 7 May 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Interpersonal Violence. (In-press), p. (In-press)

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Crime Victims

Research Impact and the Early Career Researcher: Lived Experiences, New Perspectives

Fenby-Hulse, K. (ed.), Walker, K. (ed.) & Heywood, E. (ed.), 18 Jun 2019, 1 ed. Routledge. 248 p.

Research output: Book/ReportAnthology or Edited Book

impact research
academic career
research policy
1 Citation (Scopus)
Open Access
Cognitive Therapy
Domestic Violence

Brief Solution Focused Approach to Working with IPV Perpetrators

Holdsworth, E. & Walker, K., 2018.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceOther

Activities 2010 2017

  • 14 Participation in conference
  • 1 Participation in workshop, seminar, course
  • 1 Publication peer-review
  • 1 Oral presentation

IALMH Conference Croatia

Kate Walker (Speaker), Emma Sleath (Contributor)
14 Jun 2017

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference


Kate Walker (Chair), Emma Sleath (Chair)
3 May 2017

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

VIA conference

Kate Walker (Organiser)
1 Sep 2016

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

International Family Violence and Child Victimization Research Conference

Kate Walker (Speaker)
6 Jul 2016

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

Early Career Development International conference

Kate Walker (Organiser)
1 May 2016

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference