This partnership was established through funding from the Economic and Social Research Council as part of their commitment to funding researchers to work with practitioners to help research to have a positive impact.

Latest news September 2014: We are planning the launch in November 2014 of a network of practitioners responding to women using violence at the time when we publish our first briefing paper on this topic, with a seminar for advanced practitioner, hosted by Manchester University. Please contact Thangam for more information.

Analysing the implications of Boys to Men

The initiative for this project came from the Boys to Men research, carried out by Professor David Gadd,  Director for the Centre of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Manchester University Law Department, and other researchers. This looked at how young people think about domestic violence, the impact of prevention work in schools and the ways in which young men abuse.


What helps men and women calling our Helplines?

We wanted to know more about the help seeking patterns of men and women calling our Helplines. Our partnership with Bristol University and participation in the Mirabal research are helping us to discover more about what helps men using intimate partner violence. However, there isn’t much research on what helps men experiencing domestic violence and women using intimate partner violence.

Working with Dr Rose Broad, under the guidance of Professor David Gadd, we are evaluating the help seeking patterns of men who called the Men’s Advice Line and women who called the Respect Phoneline, to find out more about the impact of the call and what they did next and to explore the potential for a wider piece of research.


Reviewing the evidence base for our work

As part of this partnership, Dr Broad and our Research Manager Thangam Debbonaire are examining and reviewing the existing research on women who use intimate partner violence and responses to them, and on men experiencing intimate partner violence and responses to them.

We expect to complete these reports by the end of July 2014 and to draft good practice guidelines for both types of work.