Child and Woman Abuse Studies Unit
The Child and Woman Abuse Studies Unit (CWASU) at London Metropolitan University is recognised as a centre of excellence, with an international reputation for research, evaluation, training and consultancy.
Established in 1987, we have over two decades of experience in conducting independent feminist research that creates useful knowledge for policy makers, practitioners, survivors, supporters and activists. CWASU is the only research unit in Europe that integrates a focus on all forms of violence against women and child abuse. We've been at the forefront of developing innovative methodologies and continue to explore new ways of creating and analysing knowledge.
CWASU has a vibrant postgraduate culture; the unit was the first in Europe to run the Woman and Child Abuse MA and currently has 11 PhD students. We have also welcomed post-doctoral visiting researchers from Europe, Latin America and Central Asia.
The project "Cultural Encounters in Interventions Against Violence" (CEINAV) takes a dual approach to cultural encounters as they play out in ethics, justice, and citizenship, through a focus on the fundamental rights of women and of children to safety from violence.
Centre of research
London Met's Child and Woman Abuse Studies Unit integrates a focus on all forms of violence against women and child abuse.
Events from the Child and Woman Abuse Studies Unit
Staff associated with the Child and Woman Abuse Studies Unit
Deputy Director of the Child and Woman Abuse Studies Unit, reader in sexual exploitation and gender inequality, and course leader for the Woman and Child Abuse MA
Senior Research Fellow, Child and Woman Abuse
Nicola Sharp-Jeffs is a Research Fellow at London Met's Child and Women Abuse Studies Unit (CWASU)
Profiles for students associated with the Child and Woman Abuse Studies Unit
International Health and Health Research Policy, PhD
"Before joining London Met as a research student, I worked as a lecturer with the Population Gender and Development Programme in Pokhara University, Nepal, and was involved with various public health-related research projects in Nepal."
Courses associated with the Child and Woman Abuse Studies Unit
This course is delivered by our world-leading Child and Woman Abuse Studies Unit. It is ideal if you work in specialised services for women and children who have experienced violence.
News from the Child and Woman Abuse Studies Unit
Dr Nicola Sharp-Jeffs will be presenting her research at Durham University and at Cardiff to raise awareness of financial abuse.
London Met’s Child and Woman Abuse Studies Unit has been announced as part of a consortium to bring about significant change in how child sexual abuse is responded to.
London Met has been commissioned to carry out a review of literature as part of the independent inquiry into child sexual abuse.
Voting is now open to support Professor Liz Kelly at this year’s National Diversity Awards.
Liz Kelly is professor at London Metropolitan University, where she is director of the Child and Woman Abuse Studies Unit.
The vast majority of men who abuse their partners stop their physical and sexual violence if they attend a domestic violence perpetrator programme, according to new research.