Jaquier Erard, Véronique

Dr. Véronique Jaquier Erard


E-mail: veronique.jaquier@unine.ch
Unit: Centre romand de recherche en criminologie, University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland
Position: Lecturer and Research Scientist
Background and research interests: Dr. Véronique Jaquier Erard trained in psychology and criminology in Switzerland and the United States. Her program of research focuses on the interrelations of women’s and girls’ victimization and their use of aggression as it impacts mental health, substance use, and risk behaviors. Specifically, this comprises the application of mixed methodology to examine the precursors, contexts, and consequences of women’s and girls’ victimization and use of aggression, with emphasis on understanding how criminal justice and social institutions impact life trajectories. The long-term goal of this program is to develop trauma-informed violence interventions to be implemented in a variety of community, healthcare, and law enforcement settings. Dr. Jaquier Erard received a fellowship from the Swiss National Science Foundation (2011-2013) to conduct research on the mental health impact of intimate partner and sexual violence against women at the Division of Prevention and Community Research, Yale University. Her research is informed by her clinical experience working with victims of intimate and nonintimate violence (Switzerland) and women and men using intimate violence (United States). For a list of publications, see http://www2.unine.ch/crrc/equipe/veronique.jaquier