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Personal details
Name Professor Marianne Hester
Job title Chair in Gender, Violence & International Policy
Department School for Policy Studies University of Bristol
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Qualifications BAHons (Oxon), MA, PhD(Leeds)
Professional details
Membership of professional bodies British Sociological Association
Keywords violence against women
violence against women and children in China, Denmark and UK
domestic violence
Street prostitution
Criminal justice approaches
child contact and domestic violence
Child sexual exploitation
Areas of expertise I have directed groundbreaking research on many aspects of violence, abuse and gender relations, including recent work on: children and domestic violence, discipline and punishment of children in China and UK, male and female domestic violence perpetrators, abuse in same-sex relationships, and sexual exploitation.

My research is often comparative, focusing on the UK, China and Scandinavia. My work has directly influenced national health, criminal justice and family policy and practice. I am NSPCC Fresh Start Professor of Child Sexual Exploitation. I served on the Home Affairs Select Committee on 'Domestic violence, Forced Marriage and "Honour"-based Violence', and was Research Director to the Department of Health 'Victims of Violence and Abuse Prevention Programme'.
Languages (other than English)
Danish spoken    written
Media experience Extensive experience of interviews on radio, including women's Hour and news programmes (UK and Australia).
Some experience of TV interviews, including news programmes and input to documentaries (UK and China).