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Emma Katz - 2017

Dr Emma Katz

LECTURER IN CHILDHOOD AND YOUTH
Social Work, Care and Justice
0151 291 3513
Arts and Humanities
katze@hope.ac.uk

Research:

Dr Emma Katz researches the impacts of domestic violence and abuse on children and mother-child relationships. Her work explores coercive control, agency, resistance, recovery and mother-child mutual supportiveness in domestic abuse contexts.

She has received international acclaim, winning Women Against Violence Europe (WAVE)'s Corinna Seith Prize for the best publication of the year* for her article on children's experiences of coercive control

Dr Katz welcomes emails from people seeking a supervisor for a PhD on domestic violence and abuse, or other gender based violence issues. She can be contacted at katze@hope.ac.uk

Follow Emma on Twitter @DrEmmaKatz


Publications:

- Katz, Emma (under review) Violence Against Women

- Radford, Lorraine, Nancy Lombard, Fransizka Meinck, Emma Katz and Stanford Mahati (2017) 'Researching Violence with Children: Experiences and Lessons from the UK and South Africa', Families, Relationships and Societies, 6 (2): 239-256. DOI: 10.1332/204674317X14861128190401 Available from: http://www.ingentaconnect.com/contentone/tpp/frs/2017/00000006/00000002/art00006

- Katz, Emma (2017) 'Coercive Control: How it Impacts Children in Many Different Ways', Family and Intimate Partner Violence Quarterly, 9 (4): 61-65. Available from: https://www.civicresearchinstitute.com/online/issue.php?pid=6

- Katz, Emma (2016) ‘Beyond the Physical Incident Model: How Children Living with Domestic Violence are Harmed by and Resist Regimes of Coercive Control’, Child Abuse Review, 25 (1): 46-59. DOI: 10.1002/car.2422 Available free from: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/car.2422/abstract *Winner of International Award

- Katz, Emma (2015) ‘Recovery-Promoters: Ways that Mothers and Children Support One Another’s Recoveries from Domestic Violence’, British Journal of Social Work, 45 (sup. 1): i153-i169. DOI:10.1093/bjsw/bcv091 Available from: http://bjsw.oxfordjournals.org/content/45/suppl_1/i153.abstract

- Katz, Emma (2015) ‘Domestic Violence, Children’s Agency and Mother-Child Relationships: Towards a More Advanced Model’, Children and Society, 29 (1): 69-79. DOI: 10.1111/chso.12023 Available free from: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/chso.12023/abstract

- Katz, Emma (2014) 'Strengthening Mother-Child Relationships as Part of Domestic Violence Recovery', Centre for Research on Families and Relationships (Research Briefing 72), University of Edinburgh. Available free from: http://www.crfr.ac.uk/assets/briefing-72for-web.pdf 

Dr Katz completed an ESRC-funded PhD at the University of Nottingham, School of Sociology and Social Policy, in 2015.


Grants: 

£17,203.00 from the Big Lottery Fund for monitoring and evaluation of the ‘Survivors to Thrivers’ First Step project in Liverpool. Dr Katz is Principle Investigator (2016)

£1071.00 from HEIF Route to Impact Funding, Liverpool Hope University, to host workshop with local practitioners (2017)

£500.00 from Community Partnership Fund, University of Nottingham, to host workshop with local practitioners (2014)


Selected Invited Talks (Academic Audiences):

Katz, Emma ‘Towards a New Understanding of Mother-Child Relationships and Domestic Violence Recovery’, Children and Youth in a Changing World Seminar Series, 10 Feb 2015, University of Oxford

Katz, Emma ‘Knowing Enough, Knowing too much: Children's Awareness of Domestic Abuse and Possibilities for Supportiveness between Abused Mothers and their Children’, Things Children Shouldn't Know? Seminar Series, Centre for the Study of Childhood and Youth, 11 March 2015, University of Sheffield


Selected Invited Talks (Practitioner Audiences):

Katz, Emma, 'Coercive Control: Children and Mothers' Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council Domestic Abuse Conference, Liverpool, 22 November 2017 (audience of 200). 

Katz, Emma ‘Keynote Speaker - Impacts of Coercive Control on Children’, Plymouth Safeguarding Children Board Annual Conference - Domestic Abuse: Through the Eyes of Children and Young People, Plymouth, 28 March 2017 (audience of 250).

Katz, Emma ‘Harmful Impacts of Living with Coercive Control’, NHS Lothian 12th Annual Child Protection Conference, Edinburgh, 10 June 2016 (audience of 300).


Knowledge exchange and media appearances:

Dr Katz welcomes invitations to share her research via the media and at conferences and events.

BBC Radio Merseyside - Dr Katz recently shared her research with the public via a 60 minute guest spot on the Roger Phillips show (20.12.16):

- 'thank you for taking part in the domestic abuse radio phone-in yesterday. The response in the office has been fantastic and everyone was really impressed with your input to the discussion. There was a great response from callers too, which is exactly what we wanted!' (BBC journalist). 

She has an article in 'Domestic Violence Report', read by judges, social workers and federal policy makers in the USA.

She has given numerous invited talks to front-line practitioners.


Hope Star Teaching Award winner 2017:

'Emma is a wonderful person to be taught by. Her enthusiasm is infectious and she is always happy to answer any questions. I’d give her 10/10 as a teacher.' 

'Emma breaks things down and explains them very well - I have understood complex teachings on things that are new to me.'

'Loved having Emma, she is easy to talk to and has a fantastic subject knowledge that we can really benefit from. Thank you Emma!'


Teaching and administration:

Dr Katz is Course Leader for the third year of BA Childhood and Youth, which focuses on contemporary issues in children's and young people's lives including: 

  • gender inequalities
  • sexuality
  • poverty
  • racism
  • trauma and mental health

She is Director of Dissertations for BA Childhood and Youth, and has supervised several Masters students to successful completion of their dissertations.

Dr Katz is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a founder member of SEARCH (Socio-Economic and Applied Research for Change)

Major responsibilities at the University include: 

  • Lead Practitioner for Learning and Teaching, Faculty level (2017-18)
  • Faculty Quality Learning and Teaching Committee, Faculty level (2017-18)
  • REF Unit Coordinator, Social Work and Social Policy Unit of Assessment, University level (2016-17)
  • REF Steering Committee, University level (2016-17)
  • Research Committee, Faculty level (2016-17)
  • Ethics Committee, Faculty level (2015-16)


 

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