Audrey Mullender

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Audrey Mullender
Academic background
Alma mater University of Warwick
Academic work
Institutions Ruskin College, Oxford
Main interests Social work
Notable works Children Living with Domestic Violence

Audrey Mullender FAcSS FRSA is a British academic who was Principal of Ruskin College, Oxford, from April 2004 to November 2013.[1][2]


Mullender was educated at the University of Sheffield, as well as the University of Bordeaux, University of Nottingham, and University of Warwick where she obtained a PhD and a DLitt.


From 1996 to 2004, she was Professor of Social Work and chair of the School of Health and Social Studies and the Faculty of Social Studies and director of the Centre for the Study of Safety and Well-being at the University of Warwick.

She is a prolific writer, with over 120 publications in the social work field including 20 books. She is a member of the Academy of Social Sciences, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, and was Vice-Chair of the Social Policy and Social Work Sub-Panel in the last Research Assessment Exercise.[3]

Mullender has carried out research on domestic violence, post-adoption issues, and group work theory.[3]



  • Mullender, Audrey; Morley, Rebecca (1994). Children living with domestic violence: putting men's abuse of women on the child care agenda. London Concord, Massachusetts: Whiting & Birch. ISBN 9781871177725. 
  • Mullender, Audrey; Debbonaire, Thangam (2000). Child protection and domestic violence. Birmingham: Venture Press. ISBN 9781861780423. 
  • Mullender, Audrey; Liz, Kelly; Hague, Gill (2001). Challenging violence against women: the Canadian experience. Bristol, UK: Policy Press. ISBN 9781861342782. 
  • Mullender, Audrey; Liz, Kelly; Regan, Linda; Hague, Gill; Imam, Umme; Malos, Ellen (2002). Children's perspectives on domestic violence. London: Sage. ISBN 9780761971061. 
  • Mullender, Audrey (2002). Rethinking domestic violence: the social work and probation response. London: Routledge. ISBN 9781134894574. 
  • Mullender, Audrey; Ward, Dave; Fleming, Jennie (2013). Empowerment in action: self-directed groupwork. Basingstoke, Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN 9780230298170. 

Journal articles[edit]


  1. ^ Crace, John (19 October 2013). "Audrey Mullender: healing hand at the helm". The Guardian. Guardian Media Group. Retrieved 9 September 2015. 
  2. ^ Staff writer (30 March 2004). "Principal set to retire". Oxford Mail. Retrieved 19 October 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "Staff". Ruskin College. Retrieved 24 January 2008.