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Research interests

My PhD research explores the experiences of UK based Christian and ex-Christian women after domestic abuse.  I am interested in the ways in which religious and spiritual beliefs impact on interactions between victim-survivors and support organisations; the landscape of support for victim-survivors of faith; religious literacy in formal support organisations; and the impact of abuse on personal faith and theology. 

My PhD research is funded by the Economic and Social Research Council.


Structured keywords and research groupings

  • SPS Centre for Gender and Violence Research
  • Religion
  • Theology
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Trauma
  • Spirituality
  • Christianity


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