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Prof Gene Feder


Gene Feder was qualified at Guy's Hospital medical school in 1982. This followed a BSc in Biology and Philosophy from the University of Sussex. He trained as a GP and was a principal in Hackney, east London for 21 years until he moved to Bristol in 2007.

Gene's research group carried out the first epidemiological study of domestic violence in primary care in Europe, landmark systematic reviews on domestic violence screening and on survivors’ expectations of clinicians, and randomized controlled trials of domestic violence interventions.

Gene led the NIHR-funded Programme of Research on Violence in diverse Domestic Environments. He is co-editor of Intimate Partner Abuse and Health Professionals and of Domestic Violence and Mental Health, and co-author of the intimate partner violence chapter in Cecil’s Medicine.

He chaired the 2010 domestic violence subgroup of the Department of Health’s task-force on responding to violence against women and children, the 2013 WHO intimate partner violence guideline development group and the 2014 NICE domestic violence programme development group. From 2011 to 2014 he was the RCGP domestic violence clinical champion. In 2016 his research group started our second NIHR- funded programme: Reaching Everyone Programme of Research on Violence in diverse Domestic Environments.

In 2017 Gene started an MRC-funded research project with colleagues in Brazil and the Occupied Palestinian Territories. He currently chairs the UK intercollegiate and DVA agencies forum.

His other research area is the prevention and management of cardiovascular conditions in primary care and at the interface of general and hospital practice. He is a GP in Bristol one day a week.