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Reader in Criminology, Aberystwyth University

I am Principal Investigator on 'DewisChoice' 'Transforming the response to domestic abuse in later life . The research involves using participatory action research & ethnographic processes to examine justice mechanisms in the context of domestic violence and abuse

Dewis Choice provides a community designed service to clients experiencing domestic abuse or care-giver stress. The research involves a longitudinal study to explore justice seeking and the lived experiences of people aged 60 years and over who experience abuse by family members.

I have acted as PI on eight other studies on gendered harms which include a Pan Wales study on Domestic Abuse, Hate Crime and Older People, a study examining Responses to Children and Young people experiencing Domestic Abuse, research evaluating the Making Safe Programme - an initiative that rehouses domestic abuse perpetrators and A Qualitative study Examining Feminist Praxis in developing Grassroots responses to Domestic Abuse. I have also collaborated with colleagues from Aberystwyth, Cardiff & Surrey University on five UK projects These projects have focussed on Domestic Homicide, a UK-wide study on Anti-Social Behaviour in Adults; Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Programmes in Prisons; & Domestic Abuse Perpetrator programmes.


  • –present
    Senior Lecturer in Law and Criminology, Aberystwyth University