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Prof. Rachel K. Jewkes

Rachel K. Jewkes Controversias Psiquiatry Barcelona
Medical Research Council, South Africa
Talk Global Strategies to Reduce Violence Against Women
Date Saturday, May 16th, 2020
Time 12:00 to12:45
Round Table The management of violence/aggression

Chairman Table: Violence-Induced Psychopathology
Date Friday, May 15th, 2020
Time 14:45 to 19:00


Professor Rachel Jewkes is the Executive Scientist for Research Strategy in the Office of the President of the South African Medical Research Council and an Honorary Professor at the University of the Witwatersrand School of Public Health. Previously she was the Director of the SAMRC’s Gender and Health Research Unit. She is the Consortium Director of the DFID-funded What Works to Prevent Violence? Global Programme and the Secretary of the Sexual Violence Research Initiative, the global knowledge hub on gender-based violence research. She is a medical doctor, trained at St Thomas’s Hospital in London, a physical health specialist and holds an MSc and MD from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. She has an A1 rating from the South Africa National research Foundation (NRF). She has worked over three decades in research on violence against women, to build understanding this as a major obstacle to public health and development, and to use research for stronger global policy, prevention interventions and services for survivors. She is an author of over 350 peer reviewed journal articles, reports, training manuals and book chapters. She is a member of the WHO Expert Advisory Panel on Injury and Violence Prevention and Control.