Research and Knowledge

Evidence-Based Intervention and Prevention

It is accepted that intervention and prevention activities should be evidence-based and geographically applicable. New Irish research is needed to influence practice and policy in Ireland.

We believe that it is important to bring together Irish researchers, practitioners, and policy makers to share information, network, exchange knowledge and encourage the practical application of new learning and research. This will provide increased opportunities to influence and improve the impact of prevention activities in the area of gender-based abuse.

The Research and Knowledge Centre

The Gender-Based Abuse Research and Knowledge Hub is a collaborative initiative of Haven Horizons and the Technical University of Shannon (TUS), funded by the Irish Research Council’s New Foundation programme.

One of the outputs of the Hub is the website, established to:

  • promote engaged research and effective research translation in domestic, sexual and gender-based abuse
  • facilitate collaboration between academics and practitioners
  • allow for knowledge transfer from research that informs policy, practice and legislation
  • contribute to a reduction in the incidence and impact of gender-based abuse in Irish society

The website now hosts a database of Irish researchers and research topics. It will also facilitate networking opportunities for national and international researchers seeking to develop partnerships for future gender-based abuse collaborative proposals and research projects.

If you are a researcher or a practitioner in the field of domestic, sexual and gender-based abuse and you would like to create a profile on the website, click the button below.

Past events

We held an online webinar on Engaged Research and Research Translation  in the area of Gender-Based Abuse in November 2021.

Our online conference Best Practice in Engaged Research and Research Translation in the field of Domestic, Sexual and Gender-Based Abuse (DSGBA) on Friday 10th June @ 9:45-13:00 focused on ways in which engaged research and research translation in the field of DSGBA can bridge the gap between research, practice and policy, highlighting the real-world benefits of evidence-based social and legal change.

You can watch the recordings on our Youtube channel.


havenhorizons logo for footer        social science connexions

Subscribe to Research GBA newsletter

* indicates required