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Black Huddersfield professor wins major national award

WINNER: Professor Adele Jones

SOCIAL WORK professor, Adele Jones has won a national award for her domestic violence project, entitled None in Three.

The name of the project derives from the finding that one-in-three women and girls experience violence in their lives, and aims to prevent domestic violence in the Caribbean. “That’s a fairly global statistic, but the problem of domestic violence is identified as being particularly acute in Latin America and the Caribbean,” said Professor Jones, who has carried out extensive, impact-based research in those regions.

The EU funded None in Three project, directed by the University of Huddersfield’s professor, was one of three projects shortlisted for the Health & Wellbeing award, in the Engage Competition run by the National Co-ordinating Centre for Public Engagement (NCCPE).

The University of Huddersfield has implemented the project in partnership with the Grenada-based Sweet Water Foundation, which campaigns on child sexual abuse. Supported by national and regional agencies, the project has been designed to complement existing domestic violence programmes in the region and also to contribute to change at the international level.

Finalists in the NCCPE’s Engage Competition were selected from over 180 entries with each demonstrating a broad range of high quality activities to inspire and involve public audiences with their research. The competition also had six categories and the winner of each received a prize of £1,500 to go towards further public engagement work.

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