Susan Bewley

Professor of Women's Health who's pioneered health-based violence interventions

Biography

As an clinical academic and obstetrician Susan was involved in the first study of domestic violence in pregnancy in the UK, subsequently setting up evaluated NHS services such as Mozaic (an in-reach community IDVA service for maternity and GUM), MAPPIM (mental health) and REACH (A&E). She co-edited the 1997 RCOG expert study group book Violence Against Women, and the 2014 ABC of Domestic and Sexual Violence. She now works as a sexual offences examiner and research lead at the Havens, London’s Sexual Assault Referral Centres.

References

Morgan L, Khadr S, Bewley S. Child sexual assault reported to an acute sexual assault referral centre in London. Arch Dis Child 2016;0:1–5 doi:10.1136/archdischild-2016-311121

Penn-Kekana L, Hall M, Motta S, Bewley S. Should violence services be integrated within abortion care? A UK situation analysis. Reproductive Health Matters 2016;24:104-17

Orza L, Bewley S, Chung C, Tyler Crone E, Nagadya H, Vazquez M, Welbourn A. “Violence. Enough already”: Findings from a global participatory survey among women living with HIV. J Int Soc Aids 2015, 18(Suppl 5):20285 Bewley S, Welch J. The ABC of Domestic and Sexual Violence. Wiley, Oxford 2014

Hall M, Chappell L, Parnell B, Bewley S. Associations between domestic violence and termination of pregnancy: a systematic review. PLoS Med 2014 DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1001581

Subotsky F, Bewley S, Crowe M (eds.) Abuse in the doctor-patient relationship. Royal College of Psychiatrists, London 2010

Bacchus LJ, Bewley S, Aston G, Torres-Vitolas C, Jordan P, Murray SF. Evaluation of a domestic violence intervention in UK maternity and sexual health services. Reproductive Health Matters 2010;18:147–157 Onifade R, Von Rege I, Mumford S, Bewley S. Achieving continuous improvement in routine questioning about domestic violence with an embedded advocacy service. J Obstet Gynaecol 2010;30(6):550-2

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20 February 2018

Health sector responses to domestic violence in Europe: A comparison of promising intervention models in maternity and primary care settings.

Bacchus L, Bewley S, Fernandez C, Hellbernd H, Lo Fo Wong S, Otasevic, S, Pas L, Perttu S, Savola T. (2012) Health sector responses to domestic violence in Europe: A comparison of promising intervention models in maternity and primary care settings. London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine: London. Available online.

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20 February 2018

Building a safe house on firm ground: key findings from a global values and preferences survey regarding the sexual and reproductive health and human rights of women living with HIV. WHO, Geneva.

Orza L, Welbourn A, Bewley S, Crone ET, Vazquez M. Salamander Trust (2014). Building a safe house on firm ground: key findings from a global values and preferences survey regarding the sexual and reproductive health and human rights of women living with HIV. WHO, Geneva.

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