Dr. Jeannette Roddy

School of Health and Society

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Contact Details

Mary Seacole Room MS1.47

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Current positions

Senior Lecturer in Counselling and Psychotherapy


Jeannette Roddy joined the University of Salford in June 2017 as a Lecturer in Counselling and Psychotherapy from the University of Sunderland and was promoted to Senior Lecturer in 2018. She is an accredited counsellor with BACP, completing her counselling training at York St John University, where she also studied for her PhD (which was awarded by the University of Leeds in 2014). Her research into the client experiences of domestic violence counselling has continued to be developed into a practice model and competency framework and has been expanded into a study of the counselling experiences of male victims of domestic violence in the UK. Her interests in counselling processes and outcomes can be tracked back to her first degree in process engineering and her commercial experience within the chemical and utilities sectors.

Areas of research

Domestic Violence, Counselling, Competency Framework, Counselling Practice Development, Service Improvement


Jeannette is currently the module leader for the Counselling and Psychotherapy Dissertation module on the MSc Counselling and Psychotherapy (Professional Training) and Understand Mental Health. 

Research Interests

I am interested in research that investigates the efficacy of and main factors involved in the successful completion of counselling. I am interested in the psychological impact on victims of domestic violence (including heterosexual males and LGBTI relationships), how to support these groups to seek help, and what they uniquely require from counselling. My current research projects investigate the counselling experiences of male victims of domestic violence in the UK (with Chris Keech at the University of Sunderland)and the development of a counselling competency framework for domestic violence counselling (with Lynne Gabriel at York St John University).

Postgraduate Research
  • Counselling
  • Psychotherapy
  • Domestic violence
  • Childhood abuse
  • Qualitative methods

Qualifications and Memberships


  • Registered Member, MBACP (Accred.)
  • HEA Fellow