Gemma Summers-Green

Gemma Summers-Green

I have over two decades of experience in working in senior management across the anti-violence sector, specialising in managing frontline operational and clinical services supporting victims/survivors of sexual violence, domestic abuse, hate crime and stalking. I am a trained group-facilitator with a background in working alongside survivors of domestic and sexual abuse and young people at Rape Crisis and with minoritised people/communities, specifically gender diverse and LGBTQ+ people. I qualified as a psychotherapist in 2021 and with a history of working with trauma, I set up a private practice, working through an anti-oppressive, anti-racist, social justice informed lens.

I currently lecture at the University of Portsmouth, and I am an Associate Lecturer at the University of Chichester on the BA (Hons) Humanistic Counselling course.

In 2023 I was successfully awarded a bursary from the University of Portsmouth for PhD research via the faculty of Strategy, Marketing and Innovation. My area of focus is in preventing violence against women and girls in the night-time economy through the development of social marketing and I am currently using Grounded Theory in the prevention of violence against women in UK based festival spaces.

My role for the “PARCS Grows Everybody” project is to provide consultation around VAWG (violence against women and girls) and to co-ordinate and facilitate the support and group work of the Young Feminist Collective, most of whom I have long-standing relationships with, having supported some of the young women in my previous role for PARCS (Portsmouth Abuse and Rape Counselling Service).

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