Chandre Gould is a senior research fellow at the Institute for Security Studies in South Africa. She has twenty years of research and advocacy experience covering a range of subjects related to violence and its prevention. She is currently co-PI on a three-year research project funded by the World Childhood Foundation. The project is undertaken as a partnership between a community-based organisation in Touwsranten in the Western Cape, the University of Cape Town and the Institue for Security Studies. The study will assess whether the implementation of four evidence-based parenting programmes over 24 months can lead to a shift in an entire population’s approach to parenting (Ward, Gould et al 2015, Gould and Ward 2015). She is currently leading a national dialogue forum of academics, government officials and NGOs to develop a sustainable approach to taking evidence-based violence prevention programmes to scale. Gould’s latest monograph: Beaten Bad: the lives of violent offenders, reports on her life history research with repeat, violent offenders. Gould has authored and edited several books and monographs, and numerous articles in peer reviewed journals. She is the editor of South African Crime Quarterly and member of the Academy of Science of South Africa’s Standing Committee on Biosafety and Biosecurity.