Research into same-sex male DA

We often get requests and queries from researchers and we appreciate being able to help increase knowledge around domestic abuse. Here is one that sounds like something many of you may help with — please respond if you can help:

Louisa McMahon is a doctoral researcher at the University of Sheffield researching domestic abuse in male same-sex relationships, who is looking to interview professionals from across the broad domestic violence and abuse sector who have any experience in working with, or knowledge base of, male same-sex domestic abuse. Her research is funded by the School of Law, The University of Sheffield and has received ethical approval from the University Research Ethics Committee.

Whilst there is a well-developed, and still growing, body of research on heterosexual domestic violence, the voices and experiences of male and LGBTQ+ victims have largely been excluded and ignored. Consequently, public perception of domestic abuse, and often domestic abuse services, are geared towards heterosexual female victims. Ms McMahon's research aims to explore the experiences of domestic abuse in male same-sex relationships, and compare and contrast findings to what we know about heterosexual abuse. The overarching impetus behind this research is to illustrate that domestic abuse can occur in any relationship, regardless of gender or sexuality.

All that is asked of you is to take part in an informal telephone interview, at a time that suits you, lasting no more than 60 minutes. Confidentially and anonymity are assured, and all data will be stored with in accordance of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) 2018.

If you are willing to take part, or wish to find out more information, please contact me on or 07767207902.

Additionally, if know of any colleagues who may be interested in participating, It would be really appreciated if you could pass on these details to them.