Dr. Leslie Tutty recently retired from her position as a full professor with the Faculty of Social Work at the University of Calgary where she taught courses in both clinical social work methods and research. Over the past twenty-five years, her research has focused on services for domestic violence including a number of evaluations of shelter and post-shelter programs for abused women, support groups for abused women, treatment for adult and child victims of sexual abuse and groups for men who abuse their partners.
A new interest is homelessness, particularly how it affects women abused by intimate partners and their children. From 1999 to 2011, Leslie served as the Academic Research Co-ordinator of RESOLVE Alberta , a tri-provincial research institute on family violence. RESOLVE is one of Canada 's centres of excellence in research on violence against women and children.
As such, Leslie has had the privilege of collaborating with a number of the leading researchers in violence against women across the country. Her extensive body of research on domestic violence spans the perspectives of social services, justice, health and mental health and addresses prevention, intervention and policy.