Student asking for help

I am a third year Criminology student at the University of Derby and I am seeking potential participants for my dissertation research project.

The aim of the research is to investigate domestic abuse in the form of coercive control against male victims within intimate partner violence relationships.

There is a significant gap in the literature and media regarding male victims of coercive control therefore this study will explore the perceptions of domestic abuse charity workers/ specialists/ volunteers in order to gain an insight into the often-overlooked form of domestic abuse. Participants must not be victims of domestic abuse.

  • The participant will be required for a short semi-structured interview either face-to-face or via a telephone interview.
  • The participant does not have to have specifically worked with male victims of domestic abuse.

I would be very grateful for any participation. Please do not hesitate to contact me at for any further details about the research. 

Thank you very much in advance.

Kind Regards 

Karina Twemlow