Before returning to academia in 2004, Dr Lombard worked in the third sector and was Deputy Manager at North Kensington Women’s Aid in London. She has been a volunteer, researcher and activist within the violence against women movement for 18 years. She was part of the research team commissioned by the Scottish Executive to investigate male domestic abuse in Scotland.
Dr Lombard’s PhD investigated what young people aged eleven and twelve thought about men’s violence against women. Her research provides an original and important contribution to the understandings of a global issue. In 2014, Dr Lombard was successful in obtaining a Beltane Honorary Fellowship. She is currently working with Headteachers and educational practitioners to develop a citywide gender awareness training programme for primary schools.
Dr Lombard’s research interests include men’s violence against women, particularly domestic abuse; violence prevention; methods of working with children and young people, gender; feminism and knowledge exchange activities.
Dr Lombard is a Core Expert with the European Network of Experts on Gender Equality (European Commission) http://www.enege.eu/; Associate Director, Centre for Research in Families and Relationships, www.crfr.co.uk; Founding Member and Coordinator of the Gender Based Violence Research Network (GBVRN); Member of the Scottish Parliament Cross Party Group on Violence Against Women; Associate Researcher: Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research (SCCJR) SCCJR: Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research. She is also a Member of the British Sociological Association Violence Against Women Group (BSAVAWG); CRiVA Centre for Research into Violence and Abuse, Durham University and an Editorial Board Member Violence Against Women http://vaw.sagepub.com/.