Dr Kelly Davis - The Proximal Interrelationships of Emotions and Emotion Regulation, Alcohol Use, and Sexual Assault

52 Pritchatts Road - Lecture Theatre 1 (G16), Hybrid event in person and on Zoom, registration required
Monday 15 April 2024 (13:00-14:00)

Tracey Hill: t.hill.1@bham.ac.uk

Dr Kelly Davis

Research consistently implicates alcohol as a contributing factor to sexual assault. However, investigations regarding the ways in which emotions and emotion regulation processes may underlie alcohol-sexual assault linkages are more limited. Greater understanding of the ways in which emotions, alcohol, and sexual assault intersect could enhance the effectiveness of our prevention and clinical intervention efforts. In this talk, I first provide an overview of the conceptual frameworks delineating the varied emotion-alcohol-sexual assault connections. Next, I present the results of both experimental and event-level studies examining these intersections. I conclude with discussion of these findings as well as considerations for future research.

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About the Speaker

Dr Kelly Davis, Arizona State University 

Kelly Cue Davis, PhD, is a Professor at Arizona State University in the U.S., as well as a licensed clinical psychologist. For over 25 years, Dr. Davis has researched the effects of alcohol on sexual violence victimization and perpetration. She has served as Principal Investigator or Co-Investigator on numerous research projects related to sexual violence, with grant funding from the National Institutes of Health totaling over $44 million, including the prestigious NIH MERIT award. Her projects include an evaluation of Safer Bars, a sexual violence bystander intervention program implemented within alcohol serving establishments, as well as laboratory-based studies of men’s alcohol-facilitated sexual aggression. Dr. Davis has presented her work on sexual violence nationally and internationally, has served as an expert witness for sexual assault criminal court cases, and is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association. She is currently at the University of Birmingham as a US-UK Fulbright Scholar.

This seminar is free to attend and is open to all, both within and outside the University.  Attendance is possible both in person and on zoom, registration details can be found above.  Registration in advance is required.  

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