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Nicola Douglas


The Safe & Together Institute

United Kingdom


Nicola has nineteen years’ experience in the field of domestic abuse. She has worked in a range of roles and settings, including refuge, outreach, as an Independent Domestic Violence Advisor (IDVA), Independent Sexual Violence Advisor (ISVA) and service manager. She has held roles with national reach at Women’s Aid England, Standing Together Against Domestic abuse and Family Action. Nicola’s interest lies in systems change, having implemented programmes to improve domestic abuse outcomes within social care, police and health systems at a local, regional and national level. She has extensive experience in project coordination and management, alongside community and stakeholder engagement. Nicola holds specific expertise in Criminal Justice, older survivors, disability, domestic homicide, health, and child protection. Nicola recently completed her MA in Criminology and Criminal Justice, achieving a Distinction and award for best dissertation which focused on the impact of the Domestic Abuse Act on strategic partnerships.

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