My research interest in domestic violence and health is built upon years of clinical work in Russian primary care and voluntary work with third sector domestic violence organisations. I first attained a medical degree, worked as a general practitioner and neurologist, and then completed a PhD on prevalence and associations of domestic violence in Russian general practice. Newton International Fellowship from the Royal Society enabled me move to the UK to work within a research group led by Professor Gene Feder at University of Bristol. My post-doctoral projects included longitudinal analysis of HPA axis functioning in abused women (CEASE study), evaluation of a training intervention for general practice on domestic violence and child safeguarding (RESPONDS study), review of grey literature on interventions for children exposed to domestic violence (IMPROVE), secondary analysis of qualitative studies of the experiences of professionals, children and parents following identification and response to children exposed to domestic violence (VEGA project)
I am currently involved in three research projects: (i) post-implementation evaluation of IRIS (Identification and Referral to Improve Safety) - a domestic violence intervention for general practice; (ii) modification and feasibility testing of mindfulness intervention for the treatment of PTSD (coMforT study); (iii) IRIS modification for the community pharmacy setting (IRIS pharmacy).