Christopher T. Allen
University of Massachusetts Lowell
I completed my Ph.D. in clinical-community psychology and a graduate certificate in Women’s & Gender Studies at the University of South Carolina. Prior to joining the faculty at the University of Massachusetts Lowell, I held a postdoctoral appointment at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Division of Violence Prevention. My research focuses on the study of gender-based violence and violence prevention.
My New Connections project seeks to expand the field’s understanding of sexual assault at Historically Black Colleges and Universities to inform the development of culturally-informed health systems and services that can best support sexual assault survivors of color.
Gender-Based Violence; Violence Prevention; Evaluation; Psychometrics
Tolman, R.M., Casey, E., Allen, C.T., Carlson, J., Leek, C. Storer, H. L. (2016). A global exploratory analysis of men participation in gender-based violence prevention. Journal of Interpersonal Violence. doi: 10.1177/0886260516670181
Casey, E., Tolman, R.M., Carlson, J., Allen, C.T., Storer, H. (2016). What motivates men’s involvement in gender-based violence prevention?: Latent class profiles and correlates in an international sample of men. Men and Masculinities. doi: 10.1177/1097184X16634801
Allen, C.T., Swan, S.C., Maas, C.D., & Barber, S. (2015). Validation of the Propensity for Abusiveness Scale in a sample of women charged with criminal domestic violence. Journal of Interpersonal Violence. 30(13), 2326-2343, doi: 10.1177/0886260514552450
Warren, P., Swan, S.C., & Allen, C.T. (2015). Comprehension of sexual consent as a key factor in the perpetration of sexual aggression among college men. Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment, and Trauma. 24(8), 897-913, doi:10.1080/10926771.2015.1070232
Allen, C.T., Ridgeway, R., & Swan, S.C. (2015). College students’ beliefs regarding help seeking for male and female sexual assault survivors: Even less support for male survivors. Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment, & Trauma. 24(1), 102-115, doi: 10.1080/10926771.2015.982237
McMahon, S., Allen, C.T., Postmus, J.L., McMahon, S.M., & Hoffman, M.L. (2014). Measuring bystander Attitudes and behavior to prevent sexual violence. Journal of American College Health, 62(1), 58-66.
Allen, C. (2013). Gender as one’s eligibility to engage social practices: Unpacking the relationship between masculinity and intimate partner violence. Advances in Descriptive Psychology, 10, 241-265.
Peterson, N.A., Speer, P.W., Armstead, T.L., & Allen, C.T. (2013). The influence of participation, gender, and organizational sense of community on psychological empowerment: The moderating effects of income. American Journal of Community Psychology. 51(1-2), 103-113.
Allen, C.T., Swan, S.C., & Raghavan, C. (2009). Gender symmetry, sexism & intimate partner violence. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 24(11), 1816-1834.
- New Connections Status: Junior Investigator
- Award Year: 2017
- RWJF Team/Portfolio: Strengthening Integration of Health Services and Systems
- Project Name:
Examining sexual assault disclosure, help-seeking, and health at Historically Black Colleges and Universities