About the Author

Lenore E. A. Walker, Ed.D.

Lenore E. A. Walker, Ed.D. has been called the ‘mother’ of the battered woman syndrome as it was her research back in the late 1970’s that named the psychological phenomenon. Dr. Walker holds a Diplomate in Clinical and Family Psychology from the American Board of Professional Psychology. She is a Full Professor of Psychology at Nova Southeastern University in the Center for Psychological Studies and currently coordinates the forensic psychology concentration in the doctoral program. Dr. Walker is the principal psychologist at Walker & Associates, LLC, providing assessment for and consultation with attorneys whose clients have been involved in trauma from domestic violence. Director of the Domestic Violence Institute, Walker is a popular speaker who travels around the world at the invitation of governments and groups attempting to make policy changes in dealing with abuse against women and children. She is the author of 13 books.