Investigating Gender-Based Violence Intersectional (Dis)Advantages and Legal Duties - A Scoping Study of UK Universities

7 October 2018 - 31 July 2019

Researcher/s: Dr Rachel Fenton

Co-investigators: Dr Cassandra Jones

Research partners: Co-investigators: Dr Tina Skinner (Bath), Dr Geetanjali Gangoli (Bristol), Dr Kirsty Hudson (Cardiff), Professor Marianne Hester (Bristol)

Funding awarded to Exeter (total funding of £ 36,995)

Sponsor(s): GW4

About the research

In Changing the Culture (2016), Universities UK called for universities to take action to prevent and combat GBV, including some legal guidance for investigations.

This inter-disciplinary GW 4 funded project will design a robust and sophisticated ecological theoretical framework that will incorporate policies, sanctions, redress and duties of care to guide investigating the extent, characteristics, and impacts of GBV within UK universities.

The project draws on GW4 expertise in sociology, law, social policy, criminology and geography and will bring together and expand critical interdisciplinary expertise of the Network.