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Infidelity, romantic jealousy, and intimate partner violence

Infidelity, Romantic Jealousy and Intimate Partner Violence Collaboration

“Jealousy in romance is like salt in food. A little can enhance the savour, but too much can spoil the pleasure, and under certain circumstances, can be life-threatening.” – Maya Angelou (Wouldn’t Take Nothing for My Journey Now)

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About the project

We are a global collaboration of researchers exploring the the role of infidelity and romantic jealousy in intimate partner violence.

Who we are

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Publications

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Our work

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.

Who We Are
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Collaboration Members

Ana
Buller

Assistant Professor
PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR (LSHTM)

Ana Maria leads the collaboration as Principal Investigator. She is Principal Investigator of the research on IPV conducted in Ecuador, as well as the Deputy Director of the Gender Violence and Health Centre.

Marjorie
Pichon

Research Assistant
COLLABORATION COODRINATOR (LSHTM)

Marjorie Coordinates the collaboration and led the systematic review efforts. She also works on analyzing the data from Ecuador and is a member of the Gender Violence and Health Centre at LSHTM. Get in touch to learn more!

Heidi
Stöckl

Professor
PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR IN GERMANY (LSHTM)

Heidi is the Principal Investigator of the research on IPV conducted in Germany, and Director of the Gender Violence and Health Centre at LSHTM. She also works on the IPV study conducted in Tanzania.

Nambusi
Kyegombe

Assistant Professor
PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR IN UGANDA (LSHTM)

Nambusi is the Principal Investigator of the research on IPV conducted in Uganda. She is also a member of the Gender Violence and Health Centre at LSHTM.

Mazeda
Hossain

Assistant Professor
PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR IN COTE D'IVOIRE (LSHTM)

Mazeda is the Principal Investigator of the research on IPV conducted in Cote d'Ivoire. She is a member of the Gender Violence and Health Centre at LSHTM.

Erin Stern

HONORARY ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR IN RWANDA (LSHTM)

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.

Gerry Mshana

Principal Research Scientist (NIMR) and Senior Researcher (MITU)
PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR IN TANZANIA

Gerry is the Principal Investigator of the research on IPV conducted in Tanzania.

Jennifer Scott

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR (HARVARD HUMANITARIAN INITIATIVE)
PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR IN ETHIOPIA

Jennifer is a Principal Investigator of the research on IPV conducted in Ethiopia.

Vandana Sharma

VISITING SCIENTIST; FELLOW (HARVARD HUMANITARIAN INITIATIVE)
PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR IN ETHIOPIA

Vandana is a Principal Investigator of the research on IPV conducted in Ethiopia.

Asungushe Kayombo

RESEARCHER (MITU)

Asungushe works on the IPV study conducted in Tanzania.

Diana Aloyce

RESEARCH ASSISTANT (MITU)

Diana works on the IPV study conducted in Tanzania.

Farida Abudulai

MSc CANDIDATE (LSHTM)

Farida is a student at LSHTM conducting an analysis of the Ethiopia data on IPV for her MSc dissertation.

Publications
Publications
A Mixed-Methods Systematic Review: Infidelity, Romantic Jealousy and Intimate Partner Violence against Women
Marjorie Pichon, Sarah Treves-Kagan, Erin Stern, Nambusi Kyegombe, Heidi Stöckl, and Ana Maria Buller
2020
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health