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conference on Coercive Control, 23 June 2022 in Bristol


Join the Centre for Gender and Violence Research, School for Policy Studies, UoB at their conference on 23 June 2022, where they present and discuss  new research findings about the emerging form of Coercive Control used by abusers in intimate relationships.  The research is part of work they have been doing for the Oak Foundation in partnership with Women’s Aid Federation of England.  

Engineers House is a lovely venue, and there will be refreshments and lunch provided.  We will need to know if you are joining us in person (we have maximum of 50 free places) or will join via online link. 


Coffee will be available from 9.30   

10.15 – Welcome (Sarah Davidge, Women’s Aid Federation of England) 

10.25 – Introduction: the Oak Foundation research on coercive control (Marianne Hester) 

10.30 – Misogyny and coercive control (Marianne Hester) 

11.05 – Religious faith and coercive control (Natasha Mulvihill and Nadia Aghtaie) 

11.40 – 11.55 BREAK  

11.55 – Using chemical restraint as coercive control (Sarah-Jane Walker) 

12.30 – using pets/companion animals as part of coercive control (Mary Wakeham) 

13.05 – FINISH & LUNCH  

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