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Research Fellow/Officer in the Policing of Child-to-Parent Violence

Are you an ambitious researcher looking for your next challenge? Do you want to further your career in one of the UK’s leading research-intensive Universities?

You will work on a research project funded by the N8 Policing Research Partnership (N8 PRP) led by Dr Sam Lewis with Dr Jose Pina-Sánchez (both School of Law), working in collaboration with West Yorkshire Police and Cumbria Police. The project will explore the incidence of, and police responses to, violence by children aged 10 to 17 years towards parents and carers. The study has been developed in close consultation with the collaborative partners. It is designed to advance knowledge in this understudied area of family violence and support the development of local and national policy and practice.   

Based in the Centre for Criminal Justice Studies in the School of Law, you will have responsibility for collecting primary and secondary data. This work will include: reviewing local policy and practice documents on domestic violence generally and child-to-parent violence specifically; conducting interviews with 40 ‘front-line’ police officers from across the research sites; and assisting with the development of an online survey of parents and carers who have contacted the police in relation to CPV. You will also assist with qualitative and quantitative data analysis, writing interim and final reports and disseminating the findings. 

You will have a postgraduate qualification in a social science subject (e.g. criminology, criminal justice, sociology or social policy) or relevant work experience at an appropriate level. You will also have experience of doing research in the social or criminal justice context, have strong research methods abilities and excellent analytical and writing skills. You must be able to work alone and as part of a team, have strong organisational skills, and be able to complete a range of tasks to set deadlines.

We particularly welcome female applicants and those from ethnic minorities, as they are under-represented within the School at this level. We will consider applications to work on a part-time, flexible and job share basis wherever possible.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact: 

Dr Sam Lewis, Principal Investigator: 


Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Social Sciences
School/Institute:  School of Law
Category:  Research
Grade:  Grade 7
Salary:  £33,199 to £39,609 p.a. pro rata
Due to external funding conditions an appointment can only be made to a maximum of £36, 261 p.a. pro- rata
Working Time:  60% fte, 3 days per week
Post Type:  Part Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (for 7 months, available until 30 April 2020 due to funding conditions)
Release Date:  Thursday 11 July 2019
Closing Date:  Sunday 04 August 2019
Reference:  ESLLW1123
Downloads:  Candidate Brief  

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