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Dr Holly Taylor-Dunn

Senior Lecturer

Institute of Health & Society

Contact Details


tel: 01905 542693

I have been working in the field of gender based violence for over 15 years, having worked in the police as a Domestic Abuse Officer, as well as working for a large Women’s Aid organisation managing a number of community based projects. I have been at the University of Worcester for 2 years, and teach on both the MA in the Dynamics of Domestic Abuse, as well as the PG Certificate in Advocacy for Victims of Sexual Violence.


BSc Economics and Politics Joint Honours - University of Birmingham
MA Research Methods in Political Science - University of Birmingham
PhD Government and Society – University of Birmingham

Teaching & Research

Teaching & Research

Teaching Interests: Masters in Dynamics of Domestic Abuse:

MDVM4001 - Theoretical Perspectives on Gender, Violence and Interpersonal Relationships

MDVM4005 - Investigating Issues for Professional Practice: Research Skills

MDVM4006 - Dissertation

PG Certificate in Advocacy for Victims of Sexual Violence:

ISVA4001- The ISVA Role and Responsibility

ISVA4002 – Supporting ‘Victims’ of Abuse

ISVA4003 – Professional Practice – Policy and Procedure

Research interests:

My primary research interest focuses on criminal justice responses to domestic and sexual violence – seeking to understand how victims can be better supported through the system so as to reduce secondary victimisation.

Professional Bodies

Professional Bodies



Taylor-Dunn (2016) The impact on victim advocacy on the prosecution of domestic violence offences – lessons from a Realistic Evaluation. Criminology and Criminal Justice. [Online] 16 (1), 21-39

Taylor-Dunn (2014) Evaluating Criminal Justice Interventions in the field of Domestic Violence – A Realist Approach. Paper presented at the North West Crime Research Group. Durham University



External Responsibilities

External Responsibilities

Member of the West Midlands Domestic Abuse Scrutiny Panel