Victim Researcher Profile
YEARS OF EXPERIENCE
Bernadine Waller is an Adjunct Professor and doctoral candidate at Adelphi University School of Social Work who has completed intensive training on qualitative intersectional methods at the University of Texas at Austin. Her research explores the intersections of intimate partner violence (IPV), service provision and help seeking, with a particular focus on African American and Latina immigrant women. Ms. Waller has partnered with the NYC Mayor’s Office to Combat Domestic and Gender-Based Violence and area churches to collect data for her NIMH-funded dissertation. Her dissertation is designed to develop a theory that explains how African American women survivors navigate their psychosocial barriers during their IPV-related help seeking. Her TEDx Talk, "Hindered Help," illuminates common barriers that this under-resourced population experiences while seeking urgent need. Ms. Waller has also collaborated with the government in Barbados to conduct an evaluation of their UN Women-developed batterer intervention program, "Partnership for Peace." She is a former journalist who is now a New York State-licensed therapist who specializes in providing culturally congruent interventions to trauma survivors.
Domestic and Family Violence
Community-based participatory research, Qualitative studies, Training and/or technical assistance
VICTIM RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
Community-based participatory research, Qualitative studies