Research centres

Information on a range of research centres relevant to work on violence against women.

Gender and gender based violence

International centre for gender and women`s studies
Research and resourcing work with a focus on international collaboration, public seminars, day schools and conferences. University of Glasgow.

Centre for gender studies
Postgraduate programmes and research degrees including MSc in sex, gender and violence.  University of Aberdeen.

Centre for gender and violence research
Incorporating the Violence Against Women Research Group (VAWRG), the Centre has a long history of researching violence against women and gender based violence. Bristol University.

Child and woman abuse studies unit
Research, evaluation, training and consultancy on all forms of violence against women and child abuse. London Metropolitan University.

Gender violence and health centre
A multi- disciplinary cross-departmental research group that works with partners around the world to conduct action-oriented, intervention based research on gender-based violence and health. London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

Centre for gender research
Can advise on questions of gender and contemporary social change at policy levels, and also practice and reflect on qualitative and quantitative gender research. City University London.

Domestic abuse

PROVIDE: Programme of Research On Violence In Diverse Domestic Environments
A UK National Institute of Health Research funded programme which was launched in October 2009. Topics range from the prevalence of domestic violence in health care settings and the health care response for men as victims or perpetrators to improving outcomes for women seeking help from domestic violence agencies with a psychological intervention.

Children, Families and child protection

Child Protection Research Centre
Provides research, education and dialogue to address problems in child protection. University of Edinburgh.

WithScotland supports child protection practice, policy and research.  They connect research with practice; exchange knowledge and ideas and coordinate activities across Child Protection Committees.

Centre for Research on Families and Relationships
CRFR is a consortium research centre based at The University of Edinburgh.  CRFR produces, stimulates and disseminates social research on families and relationships across the lifecourse.

Social and criminal justice

The Scottish centre for crime and justice
Works in partnership with a range of stakeholders involved in crime and justice research, policy and practice. The centre is lead by a partnership between Glasgow, Stirling, Edinburgh, and Glasgow Caledonian Universities.

Institute for research and innovation in social services
Includes the Learning Exchange, a digital library containing audio, video and text based materials to support learning and development.

Institute for society and social justice research
Justice, Violence and Risk is a Thematic Research Grouping with interests ranging across: alcohol, gendered violence and risk assessment; juries, expert testimony and expert evidence; young people and environmental approaches to crime reduction; and criminal justice, policing and regulation.

Public Policy, Economic Analysis & Social Justice
This research group has interests ranging across economic analysis for equality; governance, citizenship and participation in the policy process; equality analysis of public policy; equalities budget analysis; financial in/exclusion and migration policy and communities.

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