Kelly Davis

Fulbright-University of Birmingham Scholar Award (All Disciplines)

As a rape prevention educator and rape crisis center volunteer during college, Davis saw first-hand the ubiquity of alcohol consumption during sexual assault. Her curiosity piqued, Davis began her research program into the study of alcohol-involved sexual assault during graduate school. Since then, Davis has led numerous research projects related to sexual violence, with grant funding from the National Institutes of Health, including the prestigious NIH MERIT award. Her projects include an evaluation of Safer Bars, a sexual violence bystander intervention program implemented within alcohol serving establishments, as well as laboratory-based studies of men’s alcohol-facilitated sexual aggression. While at the University of Birmingham, Davis will work with her UK colleagues to translate scientific knowledge regarding alcohol-involved sexual assault from research settings to routine practice.