Holly Johnson, University of Ottawa

Associate Professor Criminology Ottawa, Ontario hjohnson@uottawa.ca Office: (613) 562-5800 ext. 1805

Bio/Research

Holly Johnson has been actively involved for more than two decades in research designed to prevent violence against women. This has been the primary focus of her work at Statistics Canada, in teaching at the University of Ottawa and Queen's University, and in her extensive writing and lecturing. ...

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Bio/Research

Holly Johnson has been actively involved for more than two decades in research designed to prevent violence against women. This has been the primary focus of her work at Statistics Canada, in teaching at the University of Ottawa and Queen's University, and in her extensive writing and lecturing. Dr Johnson was the principal investigator of Statistics Canada's first national survey on violence against women and is the author of numerous publications on this topic. She has been called upon to provide advice to community-based researchers and governments internationally on the development and design of surveys to measure violence against women. In 1994 she received the Public Service of Canada Award of Excellence for her work in this area.

Throughout her career, Dr Johnson has worked to develop innovative ways to combine justice data with other types of data to improve information for policy making. Over the years, she has played a major role in the development of indicators on violence against women that have been widely used by Canadian policy makers and researchers. Her career at Statistics Canada spans almost twenty years, most recently as director of research at the Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics. A major focus of this unit was community-level analysis of crime and social data, projects that assist communities in designing and implementing crime prevention initiatives. During a two-year secondment at the Australian Institute of Criminology, Dr Johnson was involved in studies on crime victimization, drug use among women offenders, sexual assault victimization, and providing advice to AusAID on the development of a community crime survey in Papua New Guinea.

Dr Johnson is a member of the coordinating committee of the International Violence Against Women Survey, a multi-country project coordinated through the United Nations that currently involves eleven countries. She received a PhD in Social Policy from the University of Manchester in 1998.



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