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.
Cultural Encounters in Interventions Against Violence (CEINAV)
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.
Child and Woman Abuse Studies Unit
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
Honorary Reader in Child Protection
Liz Davies' consultation information, qualifications and contact details.
Profiles for students associated with the Child and Woman Abuse Studies Unit
Courses associated with the Child and Woman Abuse Studies Unit
News from the Child and Woman Abuse Studies Unit
Investigating Britain’s biggest ever child sex scandal
Professor Liz Kelly worked as a part of a national investigation which found that up to 1,000 children were sexually abused in Telford over a 40-year period.
Contributing to the Independent Inquiry Into Child Sexual Abuse
London Met’s Child and Woman Abuse Studies Unit has published a report looking into prior historical discussions surrounding child sexual abuse.
The 100 Women Challenge, a documentary
Professor Liz Kelly takes part in the BBC's 100 Women Challenge project.
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.