Here are the Clinic's Associate Researchers and Research Students.
Honorary Research Fellow, forensic lead and domestic violence research
Jeannette is a lecturer at the University of Salford, where she is the Programme Leader for Year 2 of the MSc Counselling and Psychotherapy (Professional Training) as well as teaching counselling and mental health subjects on the undergraduate and master’s programmes in counselling and psychotherapy. She is also an Honorary Research Fellow at York St John University, working with the clinic on domestic abuse and violence services. She is an accredited and registered counsellor (with BACP) and has worked with victims of domestic violence, abuse and trauma since 2008. Jeannette’s PhD explored counselling for victims (women and men) of domestic abuse and violence and identified a model for therapy which is being evaluated through the clinic. Her current research includes further investigation of the counselling experiences of male victims of domestic violence in the UK and evaluation of a Barnardo’s Circles 2 project which supports women who have learning difficulties and have experienced domestic violence.
Honorary Research Fellow, bereavement/loss specialist and project lead
John’s original background was in science education, but in 1994 he began retraining as a therapeutic counsellor. He qualified in 1997 and for a short time worked as a student counsellor. In 2000 he began working as a bereavement counsellor and trainer at Saint Catherine’s Hospice Scarborough, a post he held for 17 years. John completed his PhD in June 2017 and is BACP accredited and registered. He is author of Supporting People through Loss and Grief. John continues to write and teach about bereavement counselling and has a private practice in counselling and supervision. His research focus is on observing how people change as they work through their grief.
Health Psychologist and Forensic Researcher
Zahra is a lecturer and researcher in health psychology and a member of the Domestic Violence Research Group based at York St John University. Her specialist areas are domestic violence, gender and sexual identity. As a researcher Zahra has developed interest in investigating interpersonal violence and domestic abuse across a variety of different age groups and cultural settings. Zahra has extensive research experience concerning ethnic minorities in the UK. Her empirical research is concerned with investigating domestic abuse in a Muslim country. Her current research involves investigating the relationship between sexuality, embodiment and violence in the framework of a cross-cultural study.