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Prof. Dr. Christopher Mikton

Prof. Dr. Christopher Mikton

Prof. Dr. Christopher Mikton was educated at the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom (PhD and MPhil in Criminology, specializing in forensic psychiatry) and McGill University in Montreal, Canada (BA). At UWE, Bristol, he is working across criminology and public health. He joined UWE in 2016 after working in the Prevention of Violence Unit at the World Health Organization (WHO) for 9 years. Before that he worked as a Clinical Scientist for the Department of Health/Ministry of Justice’s Dangerous and Severe Personality Disorder Programme and at the International Committee of the Red Cross. At WHO his worked focused on developing evidence-based technical guidelines for the prevention of different forms of interpersonal violence; supporting the prevention of interpersonal violence in developing countries, with a particular focus on child maltreatment prevention; serving as the Secretariat of the Violence Prevention Alliance (VPA), including leading several of the VPA project groups; and contributing to capacity development for violence prevention. Dr Mikton’s current research focuses on child maltreatment prevention, parenting programs, cross-cultural research and longitudinal research, violence against people with disabilities, violence prevention in low- and middle-income countries, and data synthesis. He is one of the founding members of Parenting for Lifelong Health.

WP: 2, 3, 4, 6
Organization: University of West of England, Bristol, United Kingdom

Relevant publications:
  1. Mikton C, Power, M Raleva, Makoae M, Al Eissa M, Cheah I, Cardia N, Choo C, & Almuneef M. (2013) The assessment of the readiness of five countries to implement child maltreatment prevention programmes on a large scale. Child Abuse and Neglect.
  2. Mikton C. (2015) Adapting and re-testing an evidence-based child maltreatment prevention programme in Canada: an exemplary case. Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention in Canada: Research, Policy, and Practice. 35(8/9) October/November 2015.
  3. Mikton C, Betancourt T, MacMillan H, and Dua T. (2014) Integrating the prevention of violence against children in early childhood development. The Lancet Global Health. 2(8):e442-3.
  4. Mikton C & Butchart A. (2009) Child maltreatment prevention: a systematic review of reviews. Bulletin of the World Health Organization, 87:353–361.
  5. MacMillan, H. L., & Mikton, C. R. (2017). Moving research beyond the spanking debate. Child Abuse & Neglect.