Mrs Chris Lyle

Award Leader for the Masters in Public Health

Email address: Phone number: 01902 321184 Location: Wolverhampton Faculty: Faculty of Education Health and Wellbeing School/Institute: Areas of expertise: Public Health and Violence


Chris Lyle is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Health and Well-Being at the University of Wolverhampton. Chris is the Award Leader for the Masters in Public Health and has developed strong links with domestic violence services within the local area in order to raise the profile of domestic violence as a public health issue both nationally and internationally.

Through her research, Chris brings specialist knowledge and experience in the area of domestic violence management and resources. She has specialist knowledge around organisational responses to domestic violence prevention and their impact upon policy development. Chris has conducted two evaluations of Perpetrator Programmes within the West Midlands area and has presented these findings both to local domestic violence organisations and at national conferences. Her methodological expertise lies within evaluative research methods and the development of audit tools, policy and documentary analysis, literature review and critical discourse analysis.

Chris has many years of experience in both teaching and researching the area of  violence and its impact on Public Health. She has developed specific modules focused on the impact of violence in health and social care within the School of Health and Well-Being and has been instrumental in including aspects of child related domestic violence into programmes such as School Nursing and Health Visiting. She has actively encouraged students to focus on domestic violence as a public health issue for their post-graduate research studies.

Chris also has an extensive knowledge of research ethics and has acted as a member of the School of Health and Well-Being Ethics Committee.


Master of Arts Women’s Studies

UNIVERSITY OF WOLVERHAMPTON                     1995

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Social Sciences 

WOLVERHAMPTON POLYTECHNIC                      1991



Post-Graduate Certificate Education (HE)



Jebali, C. (1991) Working Together to Support Women with Postnatal Depression.  Health Visitor Journal.  Vol. 6, No. 12, p410-411.

Jebali, C. (1993) Postnatal Depression: A Feminist Perspective.  Health Visitor Journal.  Vol. 66, No. 2.

Jebali, C. (1995) Working with Women in Mental Health: A Feminist Perspective.  British Journal of Nursing.  Vol. 4, No. 3

Lyle, C.A (2003) Women in custody: A special case? Chapter in Open Learning Pack. South Bank University.

Nyatanga,L and Lyle,C (2006) Empowered to comply. International Journal Of Allied Health studies.

Eshareturi,C and Lyle, C (2014)  Policy Responses to Honour Based Violence: Multi-cultural Sensitivity or Cultural incompetence? Journal of Agression, Maltreatment and Trauma. 23 (4) 369 – 82

Eshareturi,C Morgan, A Lyle, C (2015) Proposed Reforms to UK Policy on Honour Based Violence: The Big Societal Divide? Journal Of Health \and Social Care Improvement. University of Wolerhampton Online.


Conference Presentations

Conference Organisation: National conference of Health Promotion Keele University

Conference Presentation: Promoting Women’s Health (September 1994)

Conference Organisation: Harrogate Health Care Trust

Conference Presentation: Postnatal Depression: A Woman-centred Approach (April 1996)

Conference Organisation:           Staffordshire University

Conference Presentation:           The Role of the Research Ethics Committee (March 1996)

Conference Organisation: RCN National Conference.  A Woman of Many Parts, Birmingham

Conference Presentation: The Role of Nurses and Midwives in the Identification of

Victims of Domestic Violence (September 1999)

Conference Organisation: Forensic Psychiatric Nurse Annual Conference

Conference Presentation: The Development of the Women’s Group in a Medium

Secure Unit (May 2000)

Conference Organisation: Mental Health Services and Prescribing, DeMontford University

Conference Presentation: Nurse Prescribing within a Prison Context (September  2002)

Conference Organisation:    Positively Passionate. Sexuality and Mental Health.

                                             Pavillion Conferences.

Conference Presentation:    The Role of Education and Training in Sexuality Issues

(March 2003)

Conference Organisation:     Mental Health in prisons: West Midlands Prisons.

                                              Education and Learning Skills.

Conference Presentation:     The Delivery of Mental Health Awareness Training In A

                                              Prison Context  (March 2004)

Conference Organisation:   Wolverhampton DV Forum

Conference Presentation:    An evaluation of the feasibility of developing Voluntary                   Perpetrator Programmes In the West Midlands. Presentation of Research Findings. (December 2004)


Conference Organisation: Policy Research Institute, University of Wolverhampton

Conference Presentation:  Domestic Violence and Perpetrator Programmes. (June 2005)

Conference Organisation: Social Policy Association: Birmingham University

Conference Presentation:  The needs of older carers supporting a person with a learning disability (July 2006)

Conference Organisation: United Kingdom Evaluation Society (UKES) Wolverhampton Science Park

Conference Presentation: Evaluating Domestic Violence Perpetrator Programmes Within the West Midlands. (October 2006)

Conference Organisation: Social Policy Association: Birmingham University.

Conference Presentation: Volunteering to be a Criminal? An evaluation of a Perpetrator Programme in the Black Country. (2007)

Conference Organisation: British Criminology Society: University of Leicester

Conference Presentation: From the invisible to the Unmanageable: A review of  Domestic Violence Provision. (2010)

Conference Organisation: University of Wolverhampton Post Graduate Student Society.

Conference Presentation: The construction of the domestic violence victim as deviant (2012)

Conference Organisation: British Criminology Society: University of Wolverhampton.

Conference Presentation: “Policing Domestic Violence: It’s a crime” (2013)

Previous professional experience

Senior Lecturer                   1995-2001    Staffordshire University

Nurse Tutor                        1993-1995    Staffordshire College of Nursing

Unqualified Tutor                1992-1992    Staffordshire College of Nursing

CPN Liaison Officer              1990-1992    St Georges Hospital, Stafford

CSPN (Sister)                     1986-1990    New Cross Hospital

Staff Nurse                         1981-1986    New Cross Hospital

Student Nurse                     1978-1981    New Cross School of Nursing