Dr Jade Levell

MA (Hons), MA, PhD

  • BS8 1TZ

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Research interests

Jade Levell is a specialist in gender-based violence, in particular domestic violence, as well as gender theory including studies of masculinities. Research interests include on-road and gang subcultures, Connell’s masculinity theory and analytic frame, music elicitation, narrative methods, feminist praxis.

Currently Jade is working on two research projects. The first is The Road Home Study, which is a study into the narratives of men who experienced domestic violence in childhood and became involved with gangs/on road. This is a narrative research project which uses the innovative method of Music Elicitation. The narratives were then analysed using gender theory with a focus on the performance of masculinities.

Jade has also been successful in securing a European Commission grant. She is the principle investigator for the UK branch of an international study into domestic violence perpetrator interventions with partners in Greece, Cyprus, Italy, and Romania. This is 24 month study running until 2022.

Prior to her research career Jade worked for over ten years in charities that work to end gender based violence. This included several years working in policy and training for Tier 2 domestic violence charity (Standing Together Against Domestic Violence), Jade has also worked in a range of front-line support services, including working with women involved in prostitution, both in a harm minimisation service and a court diversion scheme. In addition she has worked in a domestic violence refuge and in a rape crisis service. This diverse range of grassroots advocacy and activism work informs her research practice. In recognition of this work Jade was nominated for a national Women’s Aid ‘Empowering Women Award’ (2013). Although a lecturer in Criminology, Jade's academic background is grounded in Anthropology and Gender Studies.

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