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Professor Nancy Lombard’s research, in the main, looks at violence, gender and young people.

Her findings have generated policy change and investment in gender equality programmes across health, education and the voluntary sector.

Prof Lombard’s research underpins the Gender Friendly Nursery Awards offered by the NHS in nurseries and is currently piloted in schools. She used her success in obtaining a Beltane Honorary Fellowship to develop a citywide gender awareness training programme for primary schools which is supported by Education Scotland and endorsed by the Scottish Government’s Equally Safe Education campaign. She is currently leading a Scottish Government study looking at women’s experiences of the criminal justice system when they have experienced domestic abuse and stalking and has just completed an evaluation of DASA.

Prof Lombard is an Associate Director at CRFR and also Research Lead at GCU having curated a new Gender Research Group that offers interdisciplinary membership. She sits on the editorial board of the internationally recognised Violence Against Women journal and the advisory board of the Journal of Gender Based Violence. She is a disability advocate and community activist and lives in Glasgow with her partner, five children, three cats and a dog.

Recent Publications

Williamson, E, Lombard, N & Brooks-Hay, O (2020), ‘Domestic violence and abuse, coronavirus, and the media narrative’, Journal of Gender-Based Violence, vol. 4, no. 2, pp. 289-294. https://doi.org/10.1332/239868020X15893043718030

Lombard, N. (2017) The Routledge Handbook of Gender and Violence https://www.routledge.com/The-Routledge-Handbook-of-Gender-and-Violence/Lombard/p/book/9781472483515

Lombard, N. (2015) Young People’s Understandings of Men’s Violence Against Women Routledge https://www.routledge.com/Young-Peoples-Understandings-of-Mens-Violence-Against-Women/Lombard/p/book/9781472419910#



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Research Themes

Young People and Youth Justice

Gender, Crime and Criminal Justice

Violence, Drugs and Alcohol


Women’s Lived Experiences of Coercive Control, Stalking and Related Crimes, as they progress through the Criminal Justice System

Scotland’s record of accomplishment in tackling issues such as stalking and coercive control has been identified as an exemplar. Most […]


Domestic Abuse (Scotland) Act 2018 and the Criminal Justice System: Women’s Experiences

This report was collated and written by Dr Nancy Lombard, Dr Katy Proctor, and Dr Nel Whiting from Glasgow Caledonian […]


Gendered violence: a cause and consequence of inequality

This chapter by Dr Nancy Lombard forms part of ‘Visons for Gender Equality’, a European Commission report produced by the […]


Young People’s Understandings of Men’s Violence Against Women

Globally, nationally and locally men’s violence against women is an endemic social problem and an enduring human rights issue. Unlike […]

Football and Domestic Abuse: A Literature Review

Tackling domestic abuse is a key priority for the Scottish Government and its partners. There is evidence of a correlation […]


Violence against women: effective interventions and practices with perpetrators

The key focus of the report is on reviewing evidence about reducing re-offending in crimes of violence against women. The […]

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4th August 2022

Domestic abusers are exploiting justice system, warns study

Professorial Lecture by Nancy Lombard

19th March 2024


Glasgow Caledonian University, Cowcaddens Road

Scottish Criminal Justice Experiences of Survivors of Coercive Control

28th March 2023


The Lantern, Glasgow Caledonian University, Cowcaddens Road,