We are a global collaboration of researchers exploring the the role of infidelity and romantic jealousy in intimate partner violence.
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We are an international collaboration exploring the the role of infidelity and romantic jealousy in intimate partner violence (IPV). Romantic jealousy is defined as “a complex set of thoughts, feelings and actions that follow a threat to self-esteem and/or threaten the existence or quality of the relationship” (White, 1981). Infidelity and romantic jealousy are understudied and undertheorized relational level drivers of physical, sexual, psychological and economic IPV and controlling behaviours.
Infidelity and romantic jealousy are also underutilized in IPV prevention efforts. The collaboration aims to inform programming and research by better understanding the mechanisms and pathways of infidelity and romantic jealousy in IPV across and within different populations.
The infidelity, romantic jealousy, and intimate partner violence collaboration was established in 2018 and is nested within the Gender Violence and Health Centre at LSHTM.
Where our studies are located
Infidelity and IPV are universal issues, and romantic jealousy a universal emotion. Hence, we work in collaboration with partners all over the world, analyzing data from a variety of countries with different cultural contexts. These include: Cote d'Iviore, Ecuador, Ethiopia, Germany, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda.
HONORARY ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
Erin is the Principal Investigator of the research on IPV conducted in Rwanda. She is also a member of the Gender Violence and Health Centre at LSHTM.
Principal Research Scientist (NIMR) and Senior Researcher (MITU)
Gerry is the Principal Investigator of the research on IPV conducted in Tanzania.
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR (HARVARD HUMANITARIAN INITIATIVE)
Jennifer is a Principal Investigator of the research on IPV conducted in Ethiopia.
VISITING SCIENTIST; FELLOW (HARVARD HUMANITARIAN INITIATIVE)
Vandana is a Principal Investigator of the research on IPV conducted in Ethiopia.
Asungushe works on the IPV study conducted in Tanzania.
RESEARCH ASSISTANT (MITU)
Diana works on the IPV study conducted in Tanzania.
Behavioral Scientist (CDC)
Sarah conducted a quantitative analysis of the data from Ecuador for her PhD.
MSc CANDIDATE (LSHTM)
Farida is a student at LSHTM conducting an analysis of the Ethiopia data on IPV for her MSc dissertation.