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.


Contact details

Child and Woman Abuse Studies Unit
London Metropolitan University
Tower Building, Room TM1-71
166-220 Holloway Road
London N7 8DB
United Kingdom

Telephone: +44 (0)20 7133 5251
Email: cwasu@londonmet.ac.uk
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Follow us on Twitter: @CWASULonMet and @ProfLizKelly

Further information

Events from the Child and Woman Abuse Studies Unit

Staff associated with the Child and Woman Abuse Studies Unit

Liz Kelly

Professor of Sexualised Violence

Joanna Lovett

Senior Research Fellow, Child and Woman Abuse

Nicola Sharp-Jeffs

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

Yuba Raj Baral

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

News from the Child and Woman Abuse Studies Unit

Taking part in the 100 Women Challenge

Professor Liz Kelly will be taking part in a series of debates and discussions at the BBC on 16 October.

Expert to highlight the hidden problem of financial abuse

Dr Nicola Sharp-Jeffs will be presenting her research at Durham University and at Cardiff to raise awareness of financial abuse.

Child and Woman Abuse Studies Unit joins ground-breaking Centre of Expertise consortium

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 commissioned to carry out review for national child sex abuse inquiry

London Met has been commissioned to carry out a review of literature as part of the independent inquiry into child sexual abuse.

London Met academic nominated for top diversity award

Voting is now open to support Professor Liz Kelly at this year’s National Diversity Awards.

In conversation - Professor Liz Kelly and Dr Anastasia Powell

Liz Kelly is professor at London Metropolitan University, where she is director of the Child and Woman Abuse Studies Unit.

Rehabilitation programmes for domestic violence perpetrators can work

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.