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.

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: