RESPECT Launch & Inaugral Conference: Promoting Safer Relationships within Higher Education.
Friday, November 25, 2016 from 10:30 AM to 4:30 PM (GMT)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
This is a free event hosted by Ulster University & Partners.
The RESPECT Network Launch:
Dr Cherie Armour from the School of Psychology at Ulster University will commence the day with an introduction to the network; outlining our purpose and intention. We aim to bring together educators, administrators, students and student support services, third sector organisations, researchers and policy makers to promote safer relationships for ALL by creating a starting point for future collaborations and research.
Inaugral Conference: Promoting Safer Relationships within Higher Education.
This conference will present current research on the promotion of positive relationships amongst students in the third level sector. The steps currently being taken to implement change and to address sexual violence against students will be reviewed. The conference will continue with keynote speakers representing the US, UK, and ROI. A series of workshops will follow.
Professor Cathy Gormley-Heenan, Pro-Vice Chancellor of Research and Impact, Ulster University
Confirmed Keynote Speakers
Professor Janet Beer, Vice Chancellor of the University of Liverpool
How to engage senior leadership to promote safer relationships between university students at U.K Universities and why this is important.
Professor Bill Flack, Bucknell University
USA developments and how NI/ROI can learn from the research.
Dr Pádraig MacNella, NUI Galway, ROI
Sexual Consent and Students: What we know about consent and what we can do to support positive relationships.
Dr Louise Crowley, University College Cork, ROI
Bystander Intervention: Students as contributors to a safer society.
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RESPECT conference hosted by Ulster University & partners
RESPECT is a collaborative research network of academics, students and third sector organisations from the North and South of Ireland. Our aim is to promote safer relationships for ALL by creating a starting point for future collaborations and research.
RESPECT is interested in three streams:
Prevalence: Identification and extent of risk behaviours within relationships and associated outcomes.
Prevention: The promotion of positive relationships. Including topics such as consent and the development of appropriate skills.
Policy: Developing and evaluating policies for higher education and other organisations.