A round table with Associate Professor Annabel Taylor and Dr Shannon Murdoch

Associate Professor Annabel Taylor and Dr Shannon Murdoch

In this conversation Annabel and Shannon discuss The Mentors in Violence Prevention (MVP) program, a leadership program focussed on education and prevention through bystander intervention.

Dr Shannon Spriggs Murdoch is a member of the Domestic Violence Prevention Council, a Researcher with Griffith University Violence Research and Prevention Program and currently a leader in the ‘Mentors in Violence Prevention’ (MVP) program at Griffith University.

Dr Annabel Taylor in conversation with Heather Lovatt and Jude Marshall

Dr Annabel Taylor, Heather Lovatt, Jude Marshall

Dr Taylor’s main research interests are Criminal justice social work: women and domestic violence. Dr Taylor is the Principal Investigator for two current externally funded research projects. The first involves a collaboration with Christchurch Women’s Refuge, the Family Help Trust and Te Awatea Violence Research Centre to explore the experience of women moving away from violence. The second involves a collaboration with the Canterbury Community Law Centre and concerns the experience of Social Security recipients in New Zealand’s benefit system. Dr Taylor has just accepted an invitation to assist the Christchurch Women’s Refuge to review the literature and design a mentoring peer support programme for victims of domestic violence.