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Amanda joined the University of Roehampton in September 2014 from the School of Law, Lancaster University. She previously worked at the Institute of Criminal Justice Studies, University of Portsmouth and, prior to her PhD scholarship, worked as a Research Officer at the Trust for the Study of Adolescence.
Amanda’s research broadly addresses issues concerned with families, young people and harm. Much of her work in recent years has focused on the problem of adolescent family violence. Amanda is the author of the UK’s first book on the topic, Adolescent-to-Parent Abuse: Current Understandings in Research, Policy and Practice (Policy Press, 2013) and is also the editor of Working with Adolescent Violence and Abuse towards Parents: Approaches and Contexts for Intervention (Routledge, 2016). Amanda has completed several research projects on adolescent family violence, has spoken about it at international conferences and on local and national radio and television, and has worked with the UK Home Office to produce the first UK policy guidance on the issue.
Amanda’s current funded projects (2020-2021) include:
Findings from Amanda's recently completed project on violence towards grandparent kinship carers (funded by the British Academy/Leverhulme Trust) can be found on www.violenceagainstgrandparents.co.uk
BA (Hons) Applied Psychology; MSc Psychological Research Methods; PhD Applied Social Science
From a psychology background, I apply an interdisciplinary approach to my work and draw on a range of methodologies. Key areas of research interest include:
* Domestic and family violence
* Parents and youth justice
* Violence in schools
* Qualitative methodologies
Current supervision topics include:
* Discourses of self and restraint in the history of British post-industrial education: A critical history of the legal and ethical framework underlying the ‘pupil referral unit’ in the UK. (A. Duncan)
* Sexual Violence and Rape in India. (S. Mangat).
* The family justice system in England and Wales: Child contact, domestic violence and women’s rights. (R. Tweedale).
* Domestic violence against sex workers. (V. Holt)
* Dramatherapy with grandparent kinship carers. (L. Engler)
Trustee, Family Lives
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