MP Jess Phillips delivers Keynote Address at today's Interpersonal Violence Conference

Jess Phillips, Birmingham Yardley’s MP, will today deliver the Keynote Address for the University of Birmingham's Centre for Crime Justice and Policing (CCJP) Interpersonal Violence Conference held on campus at the Elgar Concert Hall.

Jess has committed her life to improving the lives of others, especially the most vulnerable, and spent five years working for Women’s Aid supporting and defending women. Since becoming an MP, Jess has continued her fight to support those who need it the most and she has been the Victims Champion at Birmingham City Council, lobbying police and criminal justice organisations on behalf of victims, and she also served on the West Midlands Police and Crime Panel. Jess has been appointed to the Women and Equalities Committee, the Backbench Business Committee and Chair of the Women’s PLP. She has earned a reputation for plain speaking since being elected, unfazed by threats and calling out sexist attitudes as she promotes women’s rights.

Dr Siddhartha Bandyopadhyay, Director of the Centre for Crime, Justice and Policing, comments:

"We are delighted to welcome MP Jess Phillips to campus today. Our programme has an excellent set of speakers, whose expertise will cover a variety of topics.  The conference will highlight the latest research in the area of IPV, bringing together the field’s leading experts from a variety of disciplines including psychology, economics, nursing and public health."

The conference programme consists of a range of topics including sexual violence, domestic violence, intimate partner violence, and child sexual exploitation. The conference will give attendees the opportunity to interact with specialists from a range of fields.

About the Centre for Crime, Justice and Policing

The Centre for Crime, Justice and Policing brings together a diverse group of researchers who either work in the area of crime, justice and policing or have methodological expertise. With over 40 researchers in UOB who work in these areas, the centre taps the synergies across interests and disciplines to develop a culture of collaborative working leading across disciplines to address some of the big challenges facing the criminal justice sector. 

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