Steve Myers, Trustee at the AoCPP, talks to Dr Emma Katz about her research into Coercive Control.

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Dr Emma Katz is a leading research specialist in the harms caused by perpetrators to mothers and children in the context of domestic abuse. She is a Senior Lecturer in Childhood and Youth at Liverpool Hope University and has won multiple awards for her research, including the Corinna Seith Prize, awarded by Women Against Violence Europe in 2016.

Emma has also written for our academic journal Child Abuse Review. Her most recent article, ‘When Coercive Control Continues to Harm Children: Post‐Separation Fathering, Stalking and Domestic Violence’, is now available to read and download, as is her 2016 article ‘Beyond the Physical Incident Model: How Children Living with Domestic Violence are Harmed by and Resist Regimes of Coercive Control’, which is one of our journal’s most viewed articles to date.

Alongside these, Emma is releasing a book titled Coercive Control in Children’s and Mothers’ Lives which will be published in 2021 by Oxford University Press.

Steve Myers is Director of Social Sciences at the University of Salford. He is a qualified and registered Social Worker with a background in child protection and youth justice. He has worked in both statutory and voluntary organisations and has been involved with the education and training of Social Workers in Higher Education for the past 25 years.

Steve has researched and written about strengths-based and solution-focused practice, and has an interest in working with violent behaviour including sexual violence. He is keen to promote interprofessional CPD for child protection professionals and has developed and delivered several programmes to support this.

Would you like to learn more from this discussion? If you are a member, you can access Dr Katz's articles in Child Abuse Review online via Wiley.

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