Who We Are
Dr Roxane Agnew-Davies
Roxane's specialist field is the impact of trauma, particularly domestic or sexual violence, on women's mental health. She is Director of Domestic Violence Training Limited and an honorary Research Fellow in the Centre for Academic Primary Care, Bristol Medical School. She is an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society and has been a Clinical Psychologist for over 30 years. She is a Cardiff University accredited Expert Witness and has worked predominantly in Immigration Tribunals, but also in family courts and criminal courts. She has written over 400 expert reports.
For five years as Head of Psychological Services for Women at Refuge Roxane was responsible for the design and management of psychological services for women experiencing domestic violence. Until 2020 she worked as a therapist for Sutton Women’s Aid (SWA).
Roxane acts as consultant to numerous agencies and trains on psychological impacts of violence and strategies to promote healing. She is a clinical supervisor for several domestic violence and statutory agencies. She specialises in work with adults, and uses a number of therapeutic models, including cognitive behavioural therapy and experiential therapy. She developed her own model of therapy for victims of domestic violence, Psychological Advocacy Towards Healing (PATH), which was subjected to a randomised controlled trial in Cardiff and Bristol and the results published in November 2018 https://link.springer.com/article/10.1186/1745-6215-14-221
Roxane has published in professional journals and written book chapters. She has presented papers at scientific meetings in the UK and USA, trained on domestic violence in Russia and consulted on trafficking in Nigeria. Her PhD research was on Therapist-Client Relationships, during which she developed ARM (Agnew Relationship Measure), now used internationally as a relationship index.
Current projects include evaluating a specialist service at Womens and Girls Network and working with the Suzy Lamplugh Trust to develop a trauma-informed approach to support the healing of victims of stalking.