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Dr VJ Willan

Senior Lecturer
School of Psychology and Computer Science

VJ teaches across a range of research methods and statistical techniques using specialist software for our School of Psychology and Computer Science team. With particular expertise in advanced statistical modelling, VJ has collaborated on a number of projects with Greater Manchester police and victim support agencies. VJ is a National Teaching Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. VJ also supervises undergraduate and postgraduate projects on risk factors for sexual aggression and low conviction rates for offenders.

VJ is currently heavily involved in the delivery of research methods teaching and has published in the Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, British Journal of Community Justice, Safer Communities, Policing & Societies, and The Open Criminal Journal. VJ has collaborated on a number of research projects investigating vulnerable victims of domestic violence and victim engagement with support services, which were funded by research grant from the EU research funding body and Lancashire Constabulary.

VJ was statistical advisor to a number of funded projects conducted by National Association for People Abused in Childhood, Victim Support in the UK, Lancashire and Greater Manchester Constabulary. VJ has also presented at a number of International Conferences including the International Society for Research in 2004 and European Association of Experimental Social Psychology in 2005.