About the author

Louise Michele Howard, MBBS, MSc, PhD, MRCP, MRCPsych

Professor of Women's Mental Health, King's College London.

Honorary Consultant Psychiatrist, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust.


Professor Howard runs a research programme on domestic violence. She was a member of the World Health Organization's (WHO's) guideline development group on violence against women and of the group that developed the NICE public health guidance Domestic violence and abuse: how services can respond effectively (PH50). She was also a member of the World Psychiatric Association Steering Group developing the psychiatric curriculum on domestic and sexual violence.


Email: louise.howard@kcl.ac.uk


Declaration of interests: As a member of the group that developed NICE PH50, I have a keen interest in ensuring implementation of the guidance on DVA.


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