Hamilton PhD student tackling country’s domestic violence problem


Apriel Jolliffe Simpson spends her days wading through hundreds of family violence reports.

At last count, there were more than 2000 case files from the Waikato and Canterbury regions, from November last year.

The Hamilton PhD student is looking to identify risk-factors, and the nature of the incident, to see if she can find patterns of behaviour.

It’s a timely investigation as New Zealand has the highest rates of reported domestic violence in the OECD, Jolliffe Simpson said.

Similar Posts