Principal Investigators

Antonio Andres-Pueyo

Full Professor

Assessment and management of risk of violence

Alberto Maydeu-Olivares

Full Professor

Structural equation modeling and item response theory

Noemi Pereda

Associate Professor

Child and adolescent victimisation

Santiago Redondo Illescas

Full Professor

Evaluation and treatment of offenders

Alvaro Rodriguez-Carballeira

Full Professor

Psychological violence

Research team


Jordi Escartin

Associate Professor


David Gallardo

Associate Professor


Omar Andres Saldaña

Assistant Professor


Carolina Andana

Early Stage Researcher


Emma Antelo

Early Stage Researcher


Diego A. Diaz-Faes

Early Stage Researcher


Paola Bertomeu

Early Stage Researcher


Marta Codina

Early Stage Researcher


Jaume Hombrado

Early Stage Researcher


Ana Martina

Early Stage Researcher


Laura Sicilia

Early Stage Researcher


Research Interest


This programme is interested in interpersonal violence adopting a broad and multidisciplinary approach. The research is focused on studying different forms of violence (e.g., maltreatment, psychological violence, sexual violence, among others) and combinations between them in childhood, adolescence, and adulthood. The programme analyses the perspective of both the victim and the offender, in community and at-risk populations, but also the overlap between the two. Identifying the risk and protective factors against violence, the research intends to prevent, evaluate, and treat the different forms and types of violence using advanced methods of analysis.

Technologies & Methods


  • Disease/disorder characterisation
  • Clinical data

Featured Projects


    • Ajut per incentivar i consolidar la recerca d’excel·lència ja existent a les universitats públiques de Catalunya.


    • Percepción de apoyo social y malestar físico y emocional en víctimas de abuso sexual por parte de representantes de la Iglesia Católica. Ministerio de Economia y Competitividad. DER2017-85269-C3-2-P. Noemi Pereda


    • Schools Against Victimisation from an Early age. Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA). 2018-1-ES01-KA201-050287. Noemi Pereda


    • Step by step standing up a Barnahus in Catalonia: A simulation-based training program to avoid secondary victimization in the assessment and treatment of child sexual abuse. European Commission, Justice Programme / Rights, Equality and Citizenship Programme. Noemi Pereda

Featured Publications


    • Benavente, B., Díaz-Faes, D. A., Ballester, L., & Pereda, N. (2021). Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children and Adolescents in Europe: A Systematic Review. Trauma, Violence & Abuse, 1524838021999378. Advance online publication.


    • Antelo, E., Saldaña, O., Guilera, G., & Rodríguez-Carballeira, Á. (2021). Psychosocial difficulties in survivors of group psychological abuse: Development and validation of a new measure using classical test theory and item response theory. Psychology of Violence, No Pagination Specified-No Pagination Specified.


    • Díaz-Faes, D. A., & Pereda, N. (2020). Is There Such a Thing as a Hate Crime Paradigm? An Integrative Review of Bias-Motivated Violent Victimization and Offending, Its Effects and Underlying Mechanisms. Trauma, Violence, & Abuse.


    • Maydeu-Olivares, A., Shi, D., & Fairchild, A. J. (2020). Estimating causal effects in linear regression models with observational data: The instrumental variables regression model. Psychological Methods, 25(2), 243–258.


    • Shi, D., Lee, T., & Maydeu-Olivares, A. (2019). Understanding the Model Size Effect on SEM Fit Indices. Educational and Psychological Measurement, 79(2), 310–334.


    • Pereda, N., Gallardo-Pujol, D., & Guilera, G. (2018). Good practices in the assessment of victimization: The Spanish adaptation of the Juvenile Victimization Questionnaire. Psychology of Violence, 8(1), 76–86.


    • Saldaña, O., Rodríguez-Carballeira, Á., Almendros, C., & Guilera, G. (2018). Group Psychological Abuse and Psychopathological Symptoms: The Mediating Role of Psychological Stress. Journal of Interpersonal Violence.


Knowledge transfer & Innovation


  • Confidential. Departament de Treball, Afers Socials I Famílies. Generalitat de Catalunya. 310519. Antonio Andres-Pueyo
  • Confidential. Diversos. 304621. Antonio Andres-Pueyo
  • Confidential. Diversos. 306714. David Gallardo Pujol
  • Confidential. Generalitat de Catalunya. Centre d’Estudis Jurídics i Formació Especialitzada. 310295. Antonio Andres-Pueyo
  • Confidential. Ministerio del Interior. 310390. Antonio AndresPueyo
  • Confidential. Randstad España, S.L. Sociedad Unipersonal. 309232. Albert Maydeu-Olivares
  • Confidential. Randstad España, S.L. Sociedad Unipersonal. 310070. Albert Maydeu-Olivares
  • Confidential. Universidad Nacional de Colombia. 310405. Antonio Andres-Pueyo