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Men as victims of Intimate Partner Violence – Masters research – can you help?

Filed under: General — Allieoops @ 9:25 pm Wed 27th November 2019


I am currently writing a dissertation for a Master of Health Science – Violence and Trauma. My topic of research is:

Men’s experiences of help seeking as victims of intimate partner violence; is there a need for change in community agency responses and/or family friends as first responders

A rather long convoluted title at present. 🙂

In a nut shell, I am looking for men who have been victims of intimate partner violence (IPV) from their female partner, who are prepared to tell me their story and to be heard. IPV (domestic violence) encompasses all forms of violence and abuse; emotional, physical, sexual, verbal, psychological, and controlling behaviors .

I believe that men as victims of IVP is a hidden phenomenon in NZ, and I want to examine the culture behind this; why don’t men tell – what are the barriers to telling – and if they do tell, who do they tell and what happens? I believe there is an asymmetry in the focus of IPV, in data collection of male victims, in services provided for male victims, and in gendered therapeutic interventions.

I am a mature female with a social work degree, and a post grad diploma in violence and trauma. I have worked in the prison system, both male and female, and also in child protection services. I have many years of listening to people’s truths, and working in the realm of difference and diversity.

If you would like to know more about the research and would consider participating , please email me at [email protected] and I will send you an invitation, with further information.
Thank you, kind regards


  1. i fit your initial research criteria. feel free to contact me for furthur discussion please with a best guess time schedule.

    Comment by philip — Thu 9th January 2020 @ 6:42 pm

  2. Hi Philip, I have emailed you.Thank you for your response

    Comment by Allieoops — Fri 10th January 2020 @ 9:19 pm

  3. Hi

    I would like to e mail you my own experience . If you think it might help you , please contact me .Thank you

    Comment by tony — Tue 14th January 2020 @ 10:05 am

  4. Hi
    I fit the criteria of your proposed research.
    I would like to share my experience if it can be of ant use to you.
    Feel free to contact me.

    Comment by Rapopi — Sun 19th January 2020 @ 7:17 pm

  5. You might be interested in my story, it will give you a different perspective that’s for sure.

    Comment by Chris — Sun 9th February 2020 @ 11:40 am

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