Addressing student sexual violence in education


Culture Shift were proud to host the launch of this vital new book, Addressing Student Sexual Violence in Higher Education: A Good Practice Guide, with its authors Clarissa J. Humphreys (@clarissajdh) and Graham J. Towl (@ProfGrahamTowl).

Clarissa J. Humphreys is the Sexual Misconduct Prevention and Response Manager at Durham University, UK. She is a practitioner and leading authority on addressing gender-based violence in Higher Education.

Graham J. Towl is Professor of Forensic Psychology at Durham University and visiting Clinical Professor at Newcastle University, UK. He was Pro Vice Chancellor (PVC) Chair of the Sexual Violence Task Force at Durham University in 2015/2016 and is an international authority and speaker on the subject.

You can get hold of a copy of 'Addressing Student Sexual Violence in Higher Education: A Good Practice Guide' (print or ebook) here: 

During this launch event we discussed why it's so important universities should address sexual violence. We also discuss key points from the book focussing on what universities can do to improve.

Catch up on the webinar here:


"This book should be required reading for university leaders and everyone working on the front line of student sexual violence services." - Dr Anna Bull, Co-founder, The 1752 Group

"This book is a desperately-needed contribution to the discourse on sexual violence in Higher Education." - Rachel Watters, Women Students’ Officer, National Union of Students

"Their unique approach is practically focused with plenty of detailed guidance... Many of their ideas should be immediately tested and implemented." - Annie E. Clark, Co-Founder and Former Executive Director, End Rape on Campus; Author of We Believe You

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