Staff profile

Dr Joanna Adhikari


Lecturer in Criminal Psychology

Staff Profile

Subject

Criminology, Social Sciences

College

College of Business, Law and Social Sciences

Department

Criminology and Social Sciences

ORCiD ID

0000-0002-4137-053X

Campus

One Friar Gate Square, Derby Campus

Email

j.adhikari@derby.ac.uk

About

I am a lecturer in Criminal Psychology with research interests in areas including The Dark Tetrad personality traits, as well as aggression and impulsivity, safeguarding adult and child victims of domestic abuse, risk assessment, and improving outcomes for children in care. 

From conducting mixed-method research designs, I have experience in interviewing adult and child research participants, rapport building, interpretative phenomenological analysis (IPA), narrative and thematic analysis as well as using creative strategies with child participants, such as art and sand-play. I am also a trustee at the Rosalie Ryrie Foundation in Wakefield, a charity that aims to break the cycle of controlling, abusive, and conforming behaviours in families. In addition, I have worked with vulnerable adults and children in both police custody, and in supported housing.

Teaching responsibilities

Programme leader for the MSc in Criminal Justice and Criminology

Year tutor for Level 5 BSc (Hons) Criminology

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Membership of professional bodies

Qualifications

Recent conferences

Adhikari, J.K., Smith, P., Elmer, S.  (2017). The assessment of impulsivity and aggression and their contribution to victim-perception risk in domestic abuse. Canadian Domestic Homicide Prevention Conference. London, Ontario, Canada.18th-19th October.

Adhikari, J.K., Smith, P., Elmer, S. (2017). Self-reports and perceptions of partners on measures of aggression, impulsivity and experiences of domestic abuse. British Psychological Society Division of Forensic Psychology Annual Conference. Bristol.13th-15th June.

Adhikari, J.K. (2017). The assessment of impulsivity and aggression and their contribution to risk in domestic abuse. Integrating Research and Practice to Combat Violence and Interpersonal Aggression Conference. Coventry, UK. 8th -9th June.

Adhikari, J.K. (2016). Partner experiences of risk, aggression and impulsivity in domestic abuse: An interpretative phenomenological analysis. North East Crime Research Network. Newcastle, UK. 7th April.

Poster Presentations

Adhikari, J.K. (2016). "Everything became about keeping him happy, keeping him calm": How survivors make sense of risk, impulsivity and aggression in domestic abuse. British Psychological Society Division of Forensic Psychology, 25th Annual Conference. Brighton, UK. 14th-16th June.

Adhikari, J.K., Smith, P., Elmer, S. (2015). Partner experiences of risk, aggression and impulsivity in domestic abuse: An interpretative phenomenological analysis. National Centre for the Study and Prevention of Violence and Abuse. Worcester, UK. 17th June.

Recent publications