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Responding to Child to Parent Violence (CPV)


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About the Project

Applications are invited for an MPhil two year* funded studentship for a suitably qualified student to conduct research into the gendered aspects of child to parent violence. The deadline for applications is 1st February 2013 with interviews due to take place early February 2013.
*There is an option to continue to PhD depending on successful progress. However, Home/EU bursary funding for a third year PhD is not available due to project funding.

‘Responding to Child to Parent Violence (CPV)’ is a European project designed to address practice intervention on the emerging problem of CPV and will assess the effectiveness of two existing intervention models (Break4Change and Non Violent Resistance) from a violence against women (VAW) perspective across 5 European countries (Spain, Sweden, Bulgaria, Ireland and the UK). The current evidence base lacks the consideration of the gender dimensions of CPV and it is this aspect that the research studentship will address.

The MPhil studentship is available from February 2013 under the supervision of Dr Paula Wilcox. Funding covers tuition fees and a student stipend of £18,746. The students will be registered for a PhD with the Crime, Resistance and Security research cluster in the School of Applied Social Science, University of Brighton http://www.brighton.ac.uk/sass/. The School offers a vibrant research culture for staff and students working both within and across the disciplines of sociology, psychology, social policy, politics and criminology and in the practice-based fields of social work, counselling and psychotherapy and substance misuse.Research students are well-provided for, with regular educational meetings, conferences and multidisciplinary supervisory panels.

Person Specification
We are seeking a highly motivated and organised student with a keen interest in gender/women’s studies and family violence. The candidate should have obtained a good degree (equivalent to 2:1 or above), preferably in the social sciences. Experience in using statistical software such as Stata or SPSS is essential. Knowledge of the domestic violence field would be an advantage, as would previous academic publications.

Applicants should send a curriculum vitae and one page personal statement of why you are applying (addressing the criteria in the person specification) and names and contact details of two referees to: [Email Address Removed]

Funding Notes

The studentship is funded by the European Commission Daphne III program to cover an annual stipend of £18,746 and the School of Applied Social Science funds the UK/EU fees of £4,250 per year for 2 years.

Applicants can apply online. For further information please contact the Research Student Administrator Fiona Sutton [Email Address Removed] or 01273 641065.


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