PRESENTED BY: Professor Liz Kelly, Director of the Child and Woman Abuse Studies Unit (CWASU), London Metropolitan University
Professor Liz Kelly is a British researcher and activist who has worked extensively in the field of violence against women and children for 30 years.
She is the author of the highly acclaimed book Surviving Sexual Violence and many book chapters, journal articles and research reports. She is currently the Director of the Child and Woman Abuse Studies Unit (CWASU), London Metropolitan University, which is recognised as one of the world’s leading research centres on violence against women and has a national and international reputation for its research, training and consultancy work.
Professor Kelly is also involved in consultancy with the Metropolitan Police, the Crown Prosecution Service, and various government departments and is a member of the European Women’s Lobby- Policy Action Centre on Violence against Women. She was also recently appointed as one of two experts to the EU Institute for Gender Equality.
In 2000 Liz was appointed Professor of Sexualised Violence and awarded a CBE in the New Year’s Honours List for ‘services combating violence against women and children’. In 2006, she was appointed Roddick Chair of Violence Against Women.