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Assistant Professor, Durham University

My research interests and expertise lie in the area of violence against women and girls (VAWG), in particular domestic and sexual violence, policing and more broadly responses to VAWG. As a researcher, I am passionate about academic research being used to generate impact, collaboration, and positive social change.

I am currently working on two projects, the first is examining the harms of image-based sexual abuse, and second is investigating policing responses to domestic abuse through front-line observations. I have previously worked on a range of projects, including: police use of discretion when responding to domestic violence, the operationalisation of the coercive control offence by police officers in England and Wales, police use of informal resolutions when responding to domestic violence, police domestic abuse risk assessment, responses to domestic abuse in the Polish community, and European women's experience of seeking support for domestic abuse in Brexit-era Britain.


  • 2018–present
    Assistant Professor, Durham University