Lucia C.A. Williams is a  retired Full Professor from the Department of Psychology, Universidade Federal de São Carlos – UFSCar (Federal University of São Carlos), in Brazil, where she founded LAPREV (The Laboratory for Violence Analysis and Prevention), which does research, education and community outreach efforts in addressing and preventing family and school violence. She has been involved in family and school violence research prevention and intervention for several decades, and was elected as an ISPCAN Councilor in August 2016. She presently lives in Ottawa, Canada, where she writes and works as a consultant.