Academic surveys

From time to time, the charity receives request from academics or the media who would like male victims to take part in surveys. These form an important part of helping to ensure that the needs of male victims are adequately addressed.

The ManKind Initiative, however, does not take any responsibility for the content of these surveys or the requests.

National Broadcaster: Stalking Survivors

A reputable national broadcaster is looking to speak to male survivors of stalking from an ex-partner. If you can help, please find out more information via this Stalking Survivors Advert.

Andrea Ley – University of Portsmouth

I am currently a PhD student at the University of Portsmouth where I am examining the under-reporting of male victims of domestic abuse, The aim of the research is to critically review the nature and prevalence of coercive control in domestic abuse cases, in respect of male victims. This will contribute to the significant lack of academic research regarding male victims due to research on crime focusing on men as the perpetrators and women as victims. The study then proposes to critically review the current policy on coercive control regarding male victims. The aim is to ultimately add to the body of knowledge on domestic abuse against men by exploring the underlying issues faced by abused men and to identify the barriers that inhibit abused men from disclosing and seeking assistance from both informal and formal support networks. The purpose of the online study is to gain an insight into male victims experiences of domestic abuse and to identify patterns of abuse male victims experience or have experienced.

To find out more and to take part in the study please follow this link:

Miss Natalie Quinn – Walker: University of Wolverhampton

I am currently a Public Health Masters at the University of Wolverhampton, and interested in developing an understanding of the experiences of domestic abuse male victims when attending healthcare services. The aim of the research is to assist in the development of healthcare professional’s awareness of how to identify and support male victims of domestic abuse. This research will be focusing on male victims who have experienced domestic abuse by a female partner and have attended medical attention due to physical injuries.

Dr Elizabeth Bates: University of Cumbria

I am a senior lecturer in applied psychology at the University of Cumbria. I am interested in understanding men’s experiences of conflict, aggression and control within intimate relationships with female partners. I hope that understanding men’s experiences will help inform service provision and tackle barriers men face in asking for help.

To take part, I am looking for men who have been in a relationship with a female partner, where they have experienced physical and verbal aggression, emotional aggression, and/or who have felt they have been controlled and manipulated by their partner.

Participants will be asked to complete an anonymous online survey made up of some brief demographic questions, and some open ended questions about experiences around relationship conflict. This could take around 30-45 minutes.

To find out more, and to take part, please follow this link:

Aarti Kotecha, Master Degree Student, Coventry University

My name is Aarti Kotecha, a Masters student in Forensic Psychology at Coventry University. I would like to invite you to participate in some research which I am currently doing with ManKind.

The study is aiming to understand more about the experiences of domestic abuse for men who have survived abuse from a female intimate partner who was controlling and who might have forced you to do things you didn’t want to do, either by making you do these things or threatening to hurt you if you didn’t. Coercive and controlling behaviour in relationships was made illegal under the Serious Crime Act 2015. I believe that it is important that professionals understand the coercive and controlling behaviours that women use against their male partners and how this is experienced by male survivors. I hope that, by understanding this, services and professionals can provide better support to male survivors of domestic abuse.

To take part in this study, I am looking for individuals who:

  • Are 18 years old or over
  • Speak English
  • Used to be in an abusive relationship with a female intimate partner during which they felt that they were being controlled or forced to do things they did not want to do.

If you wish to take part, you will be asked to complete an interview with me via telephone, which will last about 60 minutes. If you are interested in taking part and would like further information, please contact me via:

Hannah Wiseman: clinical psychology doctoral student from Bath University:

I am a clinical psychology doctoral student from Bath. I am interested in understanding how young adults who have been in abusive relationships respond to and think about their experiences. I hope that by understanding this, we will be able to improve how health services support and help individuals who have been in these situations.

To take part in this study we are looking for individuals between 18 and 25 years of age, who have been in a relationship where they have been physically, sexually or emotionally hurt or who have felt that they were being controlled.

Participants will be asked to complete an online survey about how they responded and thought about these experiences. The survey can be completed online and should take 20-30 minutes. For each participant we will donate £2 to a chosen charity.

Please follow this link to find out more about this study: