Dr Emma Katz researches the impacts of domestic violence and abuse on children and young people. Her work explores coercive control, agency, resistance, recovery and mother-child supportiveness in domestic abuse contexts.
Emma’s research is internationally acclaimed, winning both the Wiley Prize for best paper published in Child Abuse Review 2015–2018 (First Prize), and Women Against Violence Europe (WAVE)'s annual Corinna Seith Prize for best publication.
These two international awards were received for her 2016 article 'Beyond the Physical Incident Model', published in the journal Child Abuse Review.
Emma's research has been extensively utilised by organisations and practitioners and Emma is preparing an Impact Case Study for REF 2021.
Current PhD students: Rajinder Kaur (October 2018-present).
Emma 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
At Liverpool Hope University, Emma leads the final year of BA (Hons) Childhood and Youth, where she teaches on domestic abuse, gender and sexuality, and trauma and mental health. She has won three 'Hope Stars' (Hope's award for teaching excellence, as voted for by students).
Prior to joining Liverpool Hope, Emma completed an ESRC-funded PhD at the University of Nottingham, School of Sociology and Social Policy. She also holds an MA Research Methods (Distinction) and a BA (Hons) Sociology (First Class) from the University of Nottingham.
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Katz, Emma (in preparation) Coercive Control in Children's and Mothers' Lives, New York, Oxford University Press.
Katz, Emma, Anna Nikupeteri, and Merja Laitinen. (Forthcoming). When Coercive Control Continues to Harm Children: Post-Separation Fathering, Stalking, and Domestic Violence. Child Abuse Review.
Katz, Emma. (2019). Coercive Control, Domestic Violence and a Five-Factor Framework: Five Factors that Influence Closeness, Distance and Strain in Mother-Child Relationships. Violence Against Women, 25(15), 1829-1853. doi:10.1177/1077801218824998
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
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 *Wiley Prize for best paper* *Corinna Seith Prize for best paper*
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
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