Established in 2018 by Dr. Roxanne Khan, Honour Abuse Research Matrix (HARM) is an innovative response to the global problem of so-called ‘honour’ based violence.
HARM is a vibrant, inclusive network that aligns with UCLan’s protean ethos of quality research, trans-disciplinary impact and international reach.
Dr. Roxanne Khan at Honour Abuse Research Matrix Conference 2019
Honour Abuse Research Matrix welcomes membership applications from
Nazir Afzal OBE. Government advisor and former Chief Prosecutor. Renowned for raising public awareness of forced marriage and 'honour' crimes, Nazir received a standing ovation for his keynote speech at the HARM launch event in 2018.
DCI Caroline Goode QPM. Formerly London Metropolitan Police, Caroline was awarded Queen's Police Medal for leading the investigation into Banaz Mahmod’s tragic murder, and continues to work tirelessly to protect those at risk of honour violence and killings.
Yasmin Khan. National government advisor on Violence against Women, Yasmin is the pioneering founder of forced marriage and honour abuse charity, the Halo Project.
Professor Karl Roberts. Forensic psychologist, Professor and Chair of Policing and Criminal Justice at Western Sydney University, Australia. Karl is also Adjunct Professor of Pacific Policing at University of the South Pacific, Fiji.
Professor Rusi Jaspal. Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research), School of Applied Social Sciences, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, De Montfort University.
Matt Mahmood-Ogston. Director of the Naz and Matt Foundation, Matt is an award-winning LGBTQI+ campaigner.
Dr. Rachael Aplin. Senior Lecturer at Leeds Backett University, specializing in policing and gendered violence, specifically honour abuse. Rachel, a former Detective Sergeant, spent over 20 years in the police force.
Shaheen Hashmat. Scottish Pakistani writer, campaigner, and survivor of honour abuse.
Dr. Lis Bates. Research Fellow, Centre for Gender and Violence Research, School for Policy Studies, Bristol University.
Dr. Geetanjali Gangoli. Centre for Gender and Violence Research, University of Bristol.
Dr. Maz Idriss. Senior Lecturer, Manchester Metropolitan University. Maz is also Trustee of the Elm Foundation and LLM Co-Ordinator for Human Rights.
Please send your full name, job title and organisation. You will be added to our membership and will receive full details as well as our regular HARM newsletter and event notifications.
Members are encouraged to promote their membership of the network. You can use ‘Founder Member’ title and our logo (top) in your email signatures, business card, and conference literature.
Free access to a recent HARM publication:
Lowe, M., Khan, R., et al. (2019). Anti-gay ‘honor’ abuse: A multinational attitudinal study of collectivist vs individualist orientated populations in Asia and England. Journal of Interpersonal Violence
Khan, R., Saleem, S., & Lowe, M. (2018). ‘Honour’-based violence in a British South Asian community. Safer Communities, 17(1), 11-21
Khan, R. (2018). Guest Editorial. Introduction to the Special Issue on Honour Based Abuse, Violence, and Killings. Journal of Aggression, Conflict & Peace Research. Special Edition: ‘Honour’ Killing, Violence & Abuse, 10(4), 237-238.
Lowe, M., Khan, R., Thanzami, V., Barzy, M., & Karmaliani, R. (2018). Attitudes towards intimate partner ‘honor’-based violence in India, Iran, Malaysia and Pakistan. Journal of Aggression, Conflict & Peace Research. Special Edition: ‘Honour’ Killing, Violence & Abuse, 10 (4), 283-89.
Khan, R., Hall, B. & Lowe, M. (2017, December). ‘Honour’ abuse: the experience of South Asians who identify as LGBT in North West England. Summary report prepared for Lancashire Constabulary, HARM: Honour Abuse Research Matrix, UCLan, UK.
Khan, R. (2007). Honour-related violence (HRV) in Scotland: A cross- and multi-agency intervention involvement survey. Int. Journal of Criminology, 1-8.
At #HARM2019, we were delighted to introduce an outstanding line-up of ambassadors and speakers including, Dexter Dias, QC, human rights barrister, award winning author and researcher (Harvard & Cambridge Universities) instrumental in changing the law to protect females at risk of FGM. Watch his outstanding keynote on our You Tube channel.
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