#041 Research Roundup – Kate Bowen-Viner: Domestic abuse and universities

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30th April 2020

#041 Research Roundup – Kate Bowen-Viner: Domestic abuse and universities

[Content warning: this episode contains discussion of domestic abuse and sexual violence.]

In this episode Kate Bowen-Viner, Senior Associate at the Centre for Education and Youth, shares a selection of research that she has been reading lately with Phil Yeeles. This episode focuses on domestic abuse at university. In light of research findings, Kate and Phil debate what universities could and should be doing to prevent and tackle domestic abuse and sexual violence. In this episode, Kate and Phil discuss academic research and grey literature from the UK.

In this episode, Kate and Phil discuss:

  • Definitions of domestic abuse and sexual violence
  • The gendered nature of domestic abuse
  • The scale of sexual violence at university
  • Students’ experiences of abuse, sexual harassment and rape at university
  • University gagging orders
  • The need for more research into domestic abuse at university
  • ‘Lad culture’
  • Strategies universities are using to prevent domestic abuse and sexual violence

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Music credits:

‘Follow Your Dreams’ by Scott Holmes from http://freemusicarchive.org

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