Conferences and Workshops


UNARS featured in


A Three day conference aiming to provide an interdisciplinary and multi-professional context to consider the experience and impact of violence on children, families, individuals and society

Valencia - Final UNARS Conference 12th May 2015 - details and venue can be found here on the Public Seminar Events page Speech made by Mr. Jorge Cardona Llorens,The United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child 

The final conference was an opportunity for the teams to present findings from their research with professionals and carers, while making recommendations for translating findings into practice.  Delegates at the conference included Police, social workers, and Government sector workers.

Speakers at the event included Dr Jane Callaghan from the University of Northampton, representatives from each European partnership, the Regional Vice Minister of the Home Office (Valencia), and the Regional Head of Attorneys for Victims (Valencia).   Jorge Cardona Llorens - the Spanish member of the Committee on the Rights of the Child (UN), and the President of UNICEF (Valencia), also spoke to delegates about the need for children to be considered legally and socially as subjects rather than objects.

Review of Valencia Conference.

BPS Social Psychology Section Annual Conference 9 -11 September 2014
Dr Jane Callaghan delivered a paper on Children’s responses to domestic violence and abuse: Resistance and agency at the recent BPS - Social Psychology Section Annual Conference

Fifth International Qualitative Research on Mental Health Conference in Crete

Four University of Northampton academics attended the Fifth International Qualitative Research on Mental Health Conference earlier this month.  Dr Jane Callaghan, Dr Lisa Fellin, Holly Hamer and Jo Alexander travelled to the city of Chania in Crete for the three-day event, held between 2 and 4 September 2014.  

CAMHS Conference 2-4 July 2014

Following on from the successful 2013 Child and Adolescent Mental Health, this 3 day conference aims to provide a space in which professionals and academics can explore research, theory and practice in child and adolescent mental health.  It is an opportunity to reflect on and critique established research, policy and practice, to share and celebrate what works, and to explore solutions to the challenges of the future.

Bari workshop to present the Daphne Project UNARS, Excelsior Hotel, Bari, Italy

Callaghan, J. E. M., Nardulli, C., Fellin, L., Alexander, J., Sixsmith, J. and Sanelli, M. B. (2014) Understanding Agency and Resistance Strategies: Psychological discourses of children in situations of domestic violence. Invited Presentation presented to:Garante Dei Diritti Dell’Infanzia e Dell’Adolescenza: Bari workshop to present the Daphne Project UNARS, Excelsior Hotel, Bari, Italy, Puglia, 1 April 2014.


Conferences and invited presentations:-

Callaghan, J. E. M. (2015) Children’s Experiences of Domestic Violence, Making Research Count Seminar Series, King’s College, London, 15 May 2015

Callaghan, J.E.M. (2015) Embodiment, emotions and relationality: Children’s experiences of domestic violence. Psychology of Emotion and Feeling, Northampton14 April 2015

Callaghan, J. E. M. (2015) Gender, embodiment and use of space. CEASR Seminar Series, Leeds Beckett, March 2015

Callaghan, J.E.M. Humour, embodiment and use of space: agency and resistance in young people who have lived with domestic violence. Invited Keynote presented to: British Psychological Society Psychology of Women Section (POWS) Annual Conference 2014, Windsor, England, 09-11 July 2014.

Callaghan, J. (2014) Understanding agency and resistance strategies. Invited Keynote presented to: Seminari Interdisciplinar de Metodologia de Recerca Feminista (SIMReF) Symposium, Barcelona, Spain, 05 May 2014.

Callaghan, J., Alexander, J., Fellin, L. and Sixsmith, J. (2014) Imaging agency and resistance: Photos and drawings in work with children in situations of domestic abuse. Invited Presentation presented to: The British Psychological Society, Qualitative Methods in Psychology Section (QMiP): Multiple Transformations of Qualitative Data, De Montfort University, Leicester, 11 April 2014.

Callaghan, J., Sixsmith J. (2013) “Witness” to Violence?Psychological Discourses of Children in Situations of Domestic Abuse, Diversity Conferece, Wales HSF, Cardiff, 18 October 2013

Callaghan, J., Sixsmith, J., Alexander, J. and Armstrong-Hallam, S. (2013) "Witness" to violence? Psychological discourses of children in situations of domestic abuse. Invited Keynote presented to: Northamptonshire Against Domestic Abuse (NADA) Domestic Abuse Conference, Kettering, United Kingdom, 27 November 2013.

Callaghan, J. and Sixsmith, J. (2013) 'Damaged' and 'Damaging': psychological discourses of children in situations of domestic violence. Paper presented to: British Psychological Society's Qualitative Methods in Psychology Section (QMiP) Conference 2013, Huddersfield University, 04-06 September 2013.

Callaghan, J. and Sixsmith, J. (2013) Growing up with violence: discourses of childhood in situations of domestic abuse. Paper presented to: The British Psychological Society Psychology of Women Section (POWS) Annual Conference 2013, Cumberland Lodge, Windsor, 10-12 July 2013.

Callaghan, J. and Sixsmith, J. (2013) Understanding agency and resistance: children in situations of domestic violence. Paper presented to: Children and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) Conference, The University of Northampton, 03-05 July 2013.

Callaghan, J. and Sixsmith, J. (2013) “Witness” to violence? Psychological discourses of children in situations of domestic violence. Paper presented to: Congress of Critical Social Psychology: Discourse, Materiality and Politics, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain, 06-08 February 2013.

Callaghan, J. and Sixsmith, J. (2013) “Witness” to violence? Psychological discourses of children in situations of domestic abuse. Invited Keynote presented to: Diversity: Inaugural Conference of Wales Health Student Forum, Cardiff, 18 October 2013.