I am rebuilding this page to include links to research taking place and requests for help with research; as well as linking to published theses and dissertations. If you would like your work to be included, please contact me with details. 


If you are interested in Spanish language work, the website SEVIFIP has a page devoted to doctoral theses.


Sophie Turner, a journalism student at Bournemouth University, recently obtained a “first” for her project on parent abuse. It was very encouraging to have someone from a completely different field to usual taking an interest in the subject.
You can see the finished project here.
Congratulations Sophie!



Fiona Creevy is investigating Child-initiated Family Abuse from the Parents’ Perspective, at the University of Huddersfield, using an online questionnaire to gather data. She hopes to bring about a deeper understanding of the individual factors involved, and perhaps contribute towards finding a definition that parents feel comfortable with.  The survey closed at the beginning of June and Fiona thanks all those who took part.


Sofia Oviedo, Exploring Narratives of Adolescent to Parent Abuse, 2019, City University of New York. Available here.  Oviedo is particularly interested in family dynamics and power relationships as she investigates parents’  experiences of adolescent to parent abuse. She writes as an expert by experience.

Dr Amanda Holt is leading a research project to find out grandparents’ experiences of aggressive / violent behaviour from their grandchildren, often in a kinship care context. It involves interviewing grandparents to learn more about it. She is keen to speak with anyone with experience of this. To find out more see this post.


Thien Trang Nguyen is researching adult child to parent abuse at Anglia Ruskin University, and would like to hear from parents who have experienced this.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.