New £620,000 research project into women rough sleepers and domestic abuse

Listen to Professor Kate Moss being interviewed on 107.7fm The Wolf about this project (mp3 audio file - 6 mins 13 - opens in new window).

The University’s Central Institute for the Study of Public Protection (CISPP) has secured 720,000 Euros (approx £620,000) from the European Union for the two-year project.

Wolverhampton academics will work with EU partners in Spain, Sweden, Hungary and Belgium to research the needs of women sufferers of domestic violence who now sleep rough and to support them back into mainstream society.

The research will assist the development of national and EU policies, together with creating knowledge transfer activities aimed at grass roots organisations and statutory agencies.

The research will be led by Kate Moss, Professor of Criminal Justice in the University’s School of Law, Social Sciences and Communications, supported by Dr Kate Williams, Senior Lecturer in Criminology and Paramjit Singh, Director of Research (Business, Community and International Solutions).

Professor Moss said: “This is a huge achievement to have secured such a high profile project and join an elite group of organisations at an international level who are striving to support children, women and young people who suffer from violence and abuse.”

The bid, entitled ‘Women Rough Sleepers and Domestic Abuse’, was of such high quality that it was ranked 2nd across Europe from the 82 projects funded by the EU’s DAPHNE Programme Award. The bid was also the highest ranking in the UK, and was awarded one of the highest funding amounts.

Dr Martin Wright, Director of CISPP, said: “I am immensely proud of what the team has achieved, not least for their hard work on behalf of CISPP. We continue to develop a range of projects at a national and international level aimed at improving communities, bettering people’s lives, developing policies at a national and international level and offering specialist programs for staff and organisations working in the field of public protection and security.”

This was the first European DAPHNE Programme Award secured for the University of Wolverhampton’s School of Law, Social Sciences & Communications (LSSC).

Paramjit Singh added: “This bid is the result of a collaborative team effort within the University and I would like to pay special thanks to Dr Martin Wright, Professor Jim Waddington, Katherine Howard and Bal Aujla for their support.”


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