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Professor Simon Lapierre


Professor, School of Social Work, University of Ottawa, Canada



Simon Lapierre, PhD, is Professor in the School of Social Work at the University of Ottawa (Canada). Holder of a doctoral degree from the University of Warwick (United Kingdom), his work has focused on violence against women and children. His work has also investigated policies and practices in domestic violence shelters, in child protection services and in the justice system. He is a founding member of the Feminist Anti-Violence (FemAnVi) Research Collective.



Lapierre, S., I. Côté & G. Lessard (2022). “He was the King of the House”. Children’s Perspectives on the Men who Abused their Mothers, Journal of Family Trauma, Child Custody and Child Development.

Lapierre, S., P. Ladouceur, M. Frenette & I. Côté (2020). The legitimization and institutionalization of ‘parental alienation’ in the Province of Quebec, Journal of Social Welfare and Family Law, Volume 42, Numéro 1, 30-44.

Lapierre, S., I. Côté, A. Lambert, D. Buetti, C. Lavergne, D. Damant & V. Couturier (2018). Difficult but close relationships: Children's perspectives on the relationships with their mothers in the context of domestic violence, Violence Against Women, Volume 24, Numéro 9, 1023-1038.


Violence against women and children; Domestic violence; Child protection; Child custody; Social work practices
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