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I am an applied social scientist in the Domestic Violence/Abuse and Health Research Group (DVAHG). My primary research interest is healthcare and public health responses to gender-based violence.
I currently work on ADVANCE, an NIHR-funded RCT that is testing a group therapy to reduce intimate partner violence and abuse among men receiving substance use treatment. I concurrently work as a researcher and capacity-strengthening co-lead on HERA2, an NIHR global health project enhancing healthcare responses to domestic violence/abuse in low-middle income countries
In 2020 I led the Recording & Sharing Domestic violence/abuse Information in Healthcare (R&SDIH) project, a workstream on the Pathfinder initiative. This project led to best practice guidelines for health settings and I continue to work on their dissemination.
Since 2012, I have also worked as a consultant for local third-sector organisations evaluating services and developing strategy/policy on violence against women and women’s health.
I teach on a range of undergraduate and postgraduate units, supervise medical students, and co-supervise PhD student Satya Shrestha. I am also DVAHG coordinator, organising team meetings and guest speakers. I am moreover part of decoloniseUoB (@decolUoB) co-leading work around decolonising research.
If you are interested in collaboration or supervision, or would like to present at a future DVAHG meeting, please contact me on email@example.com
Feder, G. S., Bacchus, L. J., Lambert, H. S., Colombini, M., Evans, M. A., Lewis, N., Lewis, N., Knipe, D., Dheensa, S., Capelas Barbosa, E., Hawcroft, C. S., Martens, P., D'Oliveira, A. F. P. L., Schraiber, L., Aguiar, J., Guida, C., Pereira, S., Azeredo, Y., dos Reis, M., Kalichman, B., Portilho, N., Shaheen, A., Alkaiyat, A. S., Hashaloom, R., Alkhayyat, A., Halaseh, R., Odeh, H., Jerries, I., Eshtayeh, S., Khanfer, H., Amer, M., Nazzal, Z., Devi Pun, K., Koju, R., Rishal, P., Raj Bhatta, P., Tiwari, S., Shrestha, S., Rajapakse, T. N., Dass, G. C., Munas, M., Siriwardhana, P., De Silva, L., Silva, T., Aroos, A. & Garcia Moreno, C.
1/04/17 → 1/11/21
1/01/20 → 31/07/20
Recording and sharing information about domestic violence/abuse in the health service: Research report and good practice recommendations for healthcareDheensa, S., 15 Aug 2020, Pathfinder consortium. 113 p.
Research output: Book/Report › Commissioned reportOpen AccessFile180 Downloads (Pure)
Sharing reports about domestic violence and abuse with general practitioners: a qualitative interview studyPitt, K. S., Dheensa, S., Feder, G. S., Johnson, E. C., Man, M-S., Roy, J., Williamson, E. & Szilassy, E., 23 Jun 2020, In: BMC Family Practice. 21, 10 p., 117 (2020).
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article (Academic Journal) › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile36 Downloads (Pure)
"From taboo to routine": a qualitative evaluation of a hospital-based advocacy intervention for domestic violence and abuseDheensa, S., Halliwell, G., Daw, J., Jones, S. K. & Feder, G., 21 Feb 2020, In: BMC Health Services Research. 20, 1, p. 129
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article (Academic Journal) › peer-review