Dentistry Responding to Domestic Violence and Abuse

[DWAN] is acting as Artist in Residence on an important new research pilot: “Dentistry Responding to Domestic Violence and Abuse: Research on how the capacity of dentists and dental care professionals can be enhanced to support women with lived experience of domestic violence and abuse (DRiDVA).”

The project is being led by Prof Paul Coulthard – Chief Investigator – and PhD researcher Mrs Omolade Femi-Ajao is the Study Manager.

Domestic Violence and Abuse (DVA) is a serious problem affecting men and women, with two women likely to be killed per week in England and Wales by a previous or current male partner. Although healthcare professionals are in a position to identify and referral victims for appropriate support, it has been suggested that dentists and dental care professionals (DCPs) in the UK are not actively involved in this process. This may be due to a lot of reasons such as lack of awareness of best practices for responding. Hence, we seek to address the unmet need of dentists and DCPs not appropriately supporting women experience domestic violence and abuse.

Work on this project begins in April 2016.

 

 

 

 

Sylvia Pankhurst Gender Research Centre launched

A NEW research centre named in honour of Sylvia Pankhurst was launched on International Women’s Day.

The Sylvia Pankhurst Gender Research Centre provides a home for the “remarkable number” of researchers from across the University who are involved in gender research.

Sylvia, a daughter of Emmeline Pankhurst, was the most imprisoned suffragette and also one of Manchester Met’s alumni, having been a prize-winning student in the Manchester School of Art at the beginning of the 20th Century.

Dr Kate Cook enthralled the audience with a biographic view of Sylvia’s life which – as well as women’s suffrage – included activism in support of…

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Launch of #MMUSylvia

The Sylvia Pankhurst Centre for Gender Research has now been launched by Manchester Metropolitan University (Faculty of Business and Law). Follow the hashtag #mmusylvia and twitter @mmuknowledgehub

The purpose of the Research Centre (which is open to all colleagues across the University) is to provide an intellectual space where scholars with a research interest in gender can meet on a regular basis to discuss their work, identify and explore contemporary issues linked to gender, present ‘works in progress’, network with others interested in gender research, and develop collaborative interdisciplinary research proposals.

 

We look forward to working with #mmusylvia in the near future!!

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HairStories

THANK YOU to all the fabulous women who took part in HairStories at the **wonderful** What IS She Wearing? event, Manchester Art Gallery!

On the night we collected 46 beautiful images and a total of 73 HairStories!! Digitisation will begin in due course and HairStories will be added to our #NorthernWomen archive!!