Shana Gander-Zaucker

Shana Gander-Zaucker

Doctoral Researcher

Contact details

School of Psychology
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

Shana is conducting her doctoral research on how services can be improved for men and women who have experienced domestic abuse. She is using qualitative methodologies to interview domestic abuse service-users, representatives of the police force, and representatives from domestic abuse organizations. The study will take an Experience-Based Co-Design approach of service development.


  • MA Mental Health Counseling, Psychology
  • MA Special Education graduated Summa Cum Laude
  • BA Education (major) and General Studies (minor)


Shana is the recipient of a MA in Mental Health Counseling as well as a MA in Special Education from which she graduated Summa Cum Laude. Between her Masters and current PhD research she worked as a Program Supervisor in a behavioral health organization.

Doctoral research

PhD title
Domestic Abuse and Victim’s Services: An Experience-Based Co-Design Study
Supervisors Dr Michael Larkin and Professor John Rose


Research interests

Family Relationships, Domestic Abuse, Anxiety, Trauma, Aggression, Resilience. 

Other activities

Shana attends Toastmasters International, which is an international organization that focuses on public speaking and leadership skills. In the past, she also served as a Vice-President of Membership for Einstein Toastmasters.