Dr Roxanne Khan
Senior Lecturer (Forensic Psychology) , Director of Honour Abuse Research Matrix (HARM)
School of Psychology and Computer Science
Roxanne is Director of Honour Abuse Research Matrix (HARM), an international research consortium working to establish evidence-based policies and front-line responses to honour abuse. She works with the Criminal Justice Partnership (Violence and Aggression), UCLan. Research Degree enquiries welcome. If you would like to do a PhD or MSc with Roxanne, please contact her directly email@example.com. For details about her training and consultancy portfolio please see HARM.
Dr. Khan is an expert in violence and aggression. As Director of HARM, she is responsible for coordinating a multi-disciplinary transnational network of researchers, practitioners, policy makers, support agencies and survivors working to develop sustainable evidence-based strategies in response to the global health crisis of honour abuse, in all its forms - violence, killings, forced marriage and FGM. HARM is recognised as an important knowledge transfer agency and a leading authority in the field of honour abuse research.
She is Academic Partner for Lancashire Partnership Against Domestic Abuse, a multi-agency steering group based at Lancashire Constabulary HQ. She is also Expert Advisor and Research Ethics Committee Reviewer, Centre of Expertise on Child Sexual Abuse, a multi-disciplinary team, funded by the Home Office and hosted by Barnardo’s. Roxanne has two decades’ experience of working with forensic clients and patients within the community, prison settings, and high-security hospitals, delivering individual therapy and group-based psychological interventions, as well as individually-tailored interventions and awareness programmes.
- PgCert, Learning and Teaching in Higher Education, UCLan, 2009
- PhD, Psychology, Glasgow Caledonian University, 2005
- MSc, Forensic (Legal and Criminological) Psychology, Glasgow Caledonian University, 2000
- BSc (Hons), Psychology and Sociology with Applied Social Policy, Queen MargaretUniversity College, Edinburgh, 1999
- Emerald Publishing Literati Award for Highly Commended Paper, 2019 for research paper "‘Honour’-based violence in a British South Asian community" published in Safe Communities in 2018
- True Honour Awards 2020 (nominee) hosted by IKWRO - Women's Rights Organisation
- Family and Community Violence
- Domestic Abuse and Homicide
- Sexual Coercion and Exploitation
- 'Honour' Abuse and Violence including Forced Marriage and FGM
- External Roles
- Expert Advisor and Research Ethics Committee Reviewer: Centre of Expertise on Child Sexual Abuse –Barnardo’s
- External Examiner, MSc Applied Criminology & Forensic Psychology, Napier University, Edinburgh
- Academic Partner: Forced Marriage, Honour Based Abuse and FGM steering group: Lancashire Partnership against Domestic Abuse.
- Fellow of the Higher Education Authority (HEA)
- Chartered Scientist, British Psychological Society
- Associate Fellow, British Psychological Society
- Chartered Psychologist, British Psychological Society
Use the links below to view their profiles:
- View their unique and persistent identifier on the ORCiD registry
- Full list of publications and articles on CLoK
- Google Scholar
- Honour Abuse Research Matrix (HARM) Featured Project
- Harmful Traditional Practices in the Workplace: Guidance for Best Practice (2020)
- Evidence-based guidance for best practice to help support effective organisational safeguarding policies and practical workplace responses to harmful traditional practices (HTPs).
- This range of guidance materials, funded by Research England, and produced by HARM, raises awareness of HTPs to help organisations address this hidden form of abuse. Divided into three main sections, each with an introduction followed by five recommendations. Section i. Environment. Explores cultural competency, diversity and inclusion, and other initiatives to help organisations support people affected by HTPs. Section ii. Education. Suggests specific training to raise organisational awareness to improve understanding and address the stigma surrounding HTPs. Section iii. Empowerment. Identifies ways to empower people working in, or associated with, an organisation to talk more openly about issues that affect them. We look at workplace champions and other innovative methods to improve communication.
- This is followed by a list of 10 practical steps for organisations to take if someone in the workplace discloses that they are a victim or survivor of harmful traditional practices, including honour abuse, forced marriage and female genital mutilation (FGM).
- Our recommendations are based on a Rapid Evidence Review of the most up-to-date research, and consultation with a select expert advisory panel who have extensive academic and working knowledge of HTPs. Designed to inform all public, private, and third sector organisations, of any size. This guidance is also helpful for professionals working with vulnerable children and adults.
- Research England, Quality Research-Strategic Priority Funding, ££11,776, 2019
- Trauma conference, the mental well-being of BME women, at the Hilton Hotel, London, 2019
- Wellbeing and mental health Conference at Community Safety Hub, Middlesborough, 2019
- The stigma of shame on mental health in BAME communities. One-day conference, 2019
- A new paradigm: developing multidisciplinary partnerships to combat honour violence, forced marriage and FGM Conference, Preston, 2019
- ‘Honour Related Conflicts. Intercultural Challenges and Cross-Border Dynamics in Immigration Integration’. Hosted by Danish Ministry of Immigration and Integration, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2018
- HARM Network launch event, 2018
- Public Policy Exchange:Working in Partnership to End Forced Marriage and ‘Honour’ Based Violence”, London, 2018
- Establishing an international HBV research platform. One-day conference on ‘Public Policy Exchange:Working in Partnership to End Forced Marriage and ‘Honour’ Based Violence”, 2016
- Domestic Violence and Intersectionality. Between Gender, Ethnicity and Collectivity’, University of Turku by Faculty of Law, Finland, 2016