A PSYCHOLOGIST has been recognised for her vital research contribution which aims to end ‘honour’ based abuse and support survivors.

Dr Roxanne Khan, from the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan), who created the Honour Abuse Research Matrix (HARM) won the award titled: special recognition for academic contribution to end ’honour’ based abuse at the True Honour Awards 2020-21.

The awards were organised by leading women’s rights charity the Iranian and Kurdish Women’s Rights Organisation with Dr Khan being one of 12 individuals and organisations to be recognised.

Dr Khan said: “The vital work that they do to support victims of honour abuse and forced marriage has been a constant source of inspiration to me since their foundation almost 20 years ago.

“As director of HARM I am genuinely humbled to receive this award in special recognition of my academic contribution to end honour-based abuse.”

The charity’s mission is to protect Middle Eastern and Afghan women and girls who are at risk.