Biography

June qualified as a Registered General Nurse in 1988 and worked at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge and then the Countess of Chester Hospital, Chester. She qualified as a Registered Midwife in 1992 and was based at Arrowe Park Women’s Unit in Merseyside, working between the hospital and community. Her first degree was a BSc (Hons) in Women’s Health and Health Research from the University of Liverpool, followed by a Masters in Professional Education and then a PhD. Her PhD explored women’s disclosure of domestic violence and interactions with statutory agencies.  She has supervised several students through to PhD completion, and is regularly invited as an external examiner.

In the role of Domestic Violence co-ordinator in a large NHS teaching hospital  between 2000-2004, June conducted several prevalence studies into disclosure rates of domestic violence experienced by women. She was invited to present these research findings to an Inter-Ministerial Board in Belfast in 2003. June co-convened the Violence Against Women group of the British Sociological Association between 2014 to 2016. In 2015 she was awarded Senior Fellow of the HEA. In 2016, as an panel member, she spoke at the ‘Parliament, Policy and Sustainable Development: De-Silhouetting Stilettos by 2030’. 

June joined Keele University as Professor of Women’s Health in 2019. She is also a Visiting Professor of Tbilisi Open University, Georgia. 

Research and scholarship

Prof June Keeling’s interdisciplinary research focuses on domestic violence and abuse (DVA). She has undertaken research or engaged in scholarly activities with  colleagues from third sector organisations and academic institutions in a number of countries including New Zealand, Australia, Nigeria, Germany, France, Sweden, Iceland, Lithuania, Georgia, Azerbaijan and Moldova.  She has contributed to the national agenda on DVA as an invited subgroup member of taskforce on the health aspects of violence against women and girls for the Department of Health in the UK, and as co-convenor for the national Violence Against Women group of the British Sociological Association for a number of years. 

Prof Keeling has been involved in several European Commission funded projects, as HEI lead for an Erasmus Mundus project MEDical univErsities Alliance (Medea), and project co-ordinator and lead for several Erasmus +, Key Action 1:  Learning Mobility of Individuals in Public Health with partners in Georgia, Moldova and Armenia. 


From 2019 June is leading a transnational project,  Recognition and Education in Violence, Abuse and Neglect for Medical and Healthcare Practitioners (REVAMP) with colleagues in France, Germany, Sweden, Greece, Iceland and Lithuania, developing a training package for medical and healthcare practitioners to enhance their recognition and support of victims of violence and abuse.   

Selected Publications

  • Laws T and Keeling J. 2018. Perspectives on supporting fathers affected by postnatal depression and a history of violence. Journal of Health Visiting, vol. 6(1), 40-47. doi> link>
  • Taylor P, Keeling J, Mottershead R. 2017. Intimate Partner Violence and Abuse Against Men: Voices of Victimization Among Ex-Servicemen of the British Armed Forces. Illness, Crisis and Loss, 1-24. doi> link>
  • Diorgu FC, Steen MP, Keeling JJ, Mason-Whitehead E. 2016. Mothers and midwives perceptions of birthing position and perineal trauma: An exploratory study. Women and Birth, vol. 29(6), 518-523. doi> link>
  • Gyawali B, Keeling J, Kallestrup P. 2016. Human Trafficking in Nepal: Post-Earthquake Risk and Response. Disaster Med Public Health Prep, vol. 11(2), 153-154. link> doi>
  • Keeling J, Smith D, Fisher C. 2016. A qualitative study exploring midlife women's stages of change from domestic violence towards freedom. BMC Womens Health, vol. 16, 13. link> doi> full text>

Full Publications List show

Books

  • Keeling J and Keeling JWJCHM. 2013. How to Write Well A Guide for Health and Social Care Students. McGraw-Hill Education (UK).

Journal Articles

  • Laws T and Keeling J. 2018. Perspectives on supporting fathers affected by postnatal depression and a history of violence. Journal of Health Visiting, vol. 6(1), 40-47. doi> link>
  • Taylor P, Keeling J, Mottershead R. 2017. Intimate Partner Violence and Abuse Against Men: Voices of Victimization Among Ex-Servicemen of the British Armed Forces. Illness, Crisis and Loss, 1-24. doi> link>
  • Diorgu FC, Steen MP, Keeling JJ, Mason-Whitehead E. 2016. Mothers and midwives perceptions of birthing position and perineal trauma: An exploratory study. Women and Birth, vol. 29(6), 518-523. doi> link>
  • Gyawali B, Keeling J, Kallestrup P. 2016. Human Trafficking in Nepal: Post-Earthquake Risk and Response. Disaster Med Public Health Prep, vol. 11(2), 153-154. link> doi>
  • Keeling J, Smith D, Fisher C. 2016. A qualitative study exploring midlife women's stages of change from domestic violence towards freedom. BMC Womens Health, vol. 16, 13. link> doi> full text>
  • Diorgu F, Steen M, Keeling J, Mason-Whitehead E. 2016. Exploring Nigerian obstetricians’ perspectives on maternal birthing positions and perineal trauma. Evidence Based Midwifery, vol. 14(2), 64-70.
  • Keeling J and Fisher C. 2015. Health Professionals' Responses to Women's Disclosure of Domestic Violence. J Interpers Violence, vol. 30(13), 2363-2378. link> doi>
  • Keeling J, van Wormer K, Taylor P. 2015. Women's narratives on their interactions with the first response police officer following an incident of domestic violence in the UK. Sociology & Criminology, vol. 3(1). doi> full text>
  • Gyawali B, Keeling J, van Teijlingen E, Dhakal L, ARO A. 2015. Cervical cancer screening in Nepal: ethical considerations. Medicolegal and Bioethics, 1. doi> full text>
  • Keeling J and Templeman J. 2013. An exploratory study: student nurses' perceptions of professionalism. Nurse Educ Pract, vol. 13(1), 18-22. link> doi>
  • Keeling J and Fisher C. 2012. Women's early relational experiences that lead to domestic violence. Qual Health Res, vol. 22(11), 1559-1567. link> doi>
  • Keeling J and van Wormer K. 2012. Social Worker Interventions in Situations of Domestic Violence: What We Can Learn from Survivors Personal Narratives?. BRITISH JOURNAL OF SOCIAL WORK, vol. 42(7), 1354-1370. link> doi>
  • Steen M and Keeling J. 2012. Stop! Silent screams. Pract Midwife, vol. 15(2), 28-30. link>
  • Keeling J and Mason T. 2011. Postnatal disclosure of domestic violence: comparison with disclosure in the first trimester of pregnancy. J Clin Nurs, vol. 20(1-2), 103-110. link> doi>
  • Keeling J, Quigley J, Roberts T. 2006. Bullying in the workplace: What it is and how to deal with it. British Journal of Midwifery, vol. 14(10), 616-621. doi>
  • Keeling J and Birch L. 2004. Asking pregnant women about domestic abuse. British Journal of Midwifery, vol. 12(12), 746-749. doi>
  • Keeling J, Birch L, Green P. 2004. Pregnancy counselling clinic: a questionnaire survey of intimate partner abuse. J Fam Plann Reprod Health Care, vol. 30(3), 165-168. link> doi>
  • Keeling J and Birch L. 2004. The prevalence rates of domestic abuse in women attending a family planning clinic. J Fam Plann Reprod Health Care, vol. 30(2), 113-114. link> doi>
  • Somerville D and Keeling J. 2004. A practical approach to promote reflective practice within nursing. Nurs Times, vol. 100(12), 42-45. link>
  • Keeling J. 2004. A community-based perspective on living with domestic violence. Nurs Times, vol. 100(11), 28-29. link>
  • Keeling J. 2003. How better multidisciplinary records improve care. Nurs Times, vol. 99(9), 33. link>
  • Keeling J and Birch L. 2002. Domestic violence in nursing curricula. Nurs Times, vol. 98(48), 36-37. link>
  • Keeling J. 2002. Support and education: the role of the domestic violence coordinator. Nurs Times, vol. 98(48), 34-35. link>

Chapters

  • Templeman J and Keeling J. 2013. Communication, interpersonal skills and decision making. In Decision-making skills for practice. Oxford University Press.
  • Ridgeway V and Keeling J. 2013. Presenting your writing in different formats. In How to write well in health and social care. McGraw Hill.
  • Keeling J. 2008. Effective educational strategies. In Domestic violence: recognition, reaction, involvement and outcome. Open University Press.
  • Keeling J. 2006. Domestic abuse experienced by pregnant women. In Challenges for midwives. (2nd edition ed.). London: Quay Books.
  • Keeling J and van Wormer K. 2006. Roles for health care professionals in the United Kingdom and the United States in addressing the problem of domestic violence. In Battered women and their families. Intervention strategies and treatment programs. (3rd edition ed.). New York: Springer Publishing Company.

Other

  • Keeling J. 2013. Exploring women's experience of domestic violence: Injury, impact and infant feeding. The European Journal of Contraception and Reproductive Health Care (Informa). Taylor & Francis. doi>
  • Keeling J. 2003. Research Notes: Emotionally challenging topics may cause workplace friction, but don’t be deterred. doi>
  • Birch L and Keeling J. 2003. A woman's health perspective and statutory responsibilities of health professionals.
  • Keeling J. Women’s Narratives On The Psychological Impact Of Domestic Violence. link>
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