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How does student activism drive cultural campus change in the UK and US regarding sexual violence on campus? (2020)
Journal Article
Bovill, H., Mcmahon, S., Demers, J., Banyard, V., Carrasco, V., & Keep, L. (in press). How does student activism drive cultural campus change in the UK and US regarding sexual violence on campus?. Critical Social Policy, 1-23. https://doi.org/10.1177/0261018320913967

Using policy frameworks and author expertise to identify relevant literature, four academics and two student-activist-authors, critically review literature upon student activist responses to sexual violence on campus. We conclude, student activism is... Read More about How does student activism drive cultural campus change in the UK and US regarding sexual violence on campus?.

Ignorance is not bliss: A UK study of sexual and domestic abuse awareness on campus, and correlations with confidence and positive action in a bystander program (2020)
Journal Article
Bovill, H., & White, P. (in press). Ignorance is not bliss: A UK study of sexual and domestic abuse awareness on campus, and correlations with confidence and positive action in a bystander program. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 1-25. https://doi.org/10.1177/0886260520916267

This article reports on a U.K. research study encompassing two surveys which used evidence-based scales of awareness, confidence to intervene, and intervention opportunities and action regarding sexual and domestic abuse on campus. They were sent to... Read More about Ignorance is not bliss: A UK study of sexual and domestic abuse awareness on campus, and correlations with confidence and positive action in a bystander program.

Discussing atypical sexual harassment as a controversial issue in bystander programmes: One UK campus study (2019)
Journal Article
Bovill, H., Waller, R., & McCartan, K. (2019). Discussing atypical sexual harassment as a controversial issue in bystander programmes: One UK campus study. Sexuality and Culture, 1-19. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12119-019-09682-8

This research emanates from an anti-sexual violence bystander programme delivered at an English university. Fifteen students were identified through purposive and convenience sampling to take part in focus groups. Discussions emerged regarding atypic... Read More about Discussing atypical sexual harassment as a controversial issue in bystander programmes: One UK campus study.

Report of research exploring first-year undergraduates’ awareness, confidence to intervene, and intervention behaviours with regard to sexual and domestic abuse on campus and evaluation of an optional 2 hour bystander programme (2019)
Report
Bovill, H. (2019). Report of research exploring first-year undergraduates’ awareness, confidence to intervene, and intervention behaviours with regard to sexual and domestic abuse on campus and evaluation of an optional 2 hour bystander programme. UWE

From 2010 national research clarified that sexual and domestic abuse was an issue for university students (e.g. National Union of Students 2011 ‘Hidden Marks’ and 2012 ‘That’s what she said’). Me too, Time’s Up and Everyday sexism project demonstrate... Read More about Report of research exploring first-year undergraduates’ awareness, confidence to intervene, and intervention behaviours with regard to sexual and domestic abuse on campus and evaluation of an optional 2 hour bystander programme.

Further Exploring Sexual and Domestic Abuse on Undergraduates: Correlations between Awareness/Confidence/Positive Action (2019)
Presentation / Conference
Bovill, H. (2019, July). Further Exploring Sexual and Domestic Abuse on Undergraduates: Correlations between Awareness/Confidence/Positive Action

Further exploring sexual and domestic violence on male and female undergraduates. This paper presents findings from ongoing research exploring sexual/domestic violence on male/female undergraduates. Closed questionnaires were sent to all first year... Read More about Further Exploring Sexual and Domestic Abuse on Undergraduates: Correlations between Awareness/Confidence/Positive Action.

Mature female learners activating agency after completion of an education foundation degree: professional progression and the teacher shortage crisis (2019)
Journal Article
Bovill, H., Harrison, N., Smith, H., Bennett, V., & McKenzie, L. (in press). Mature female learners activating agency after completion of an education foundation degree: professional progression and the teacher shortage crisis. Research Papers in Education, https://doi.org/10.1080/02671522.2019.1633565

This paper draws upon questionnaire data from 126 mature, female alumni students and interviews with a subset of 20 participants who completed education foundation degrees in three English universities in the South West. Three illustrative cases from... Read More about Mature female learners activating agency after completion of an education foundation degree: professional progression and the teacher shortage crisis.

Exploring Sexual Violence Prevention Work through Quantitative Analysis (2019)
Presentation / Conference
Bovill, H. (2019, April). Exploring Sexual Violence Prevention Work through Quantitative Analysis

Exploring sexual violence prevention work on university campus. In 2018 three focus groups were carried out (Bovill, Waller and McCartan) with 15 first year students. These focus groups lasted up to three hours producing data contributing to UWE S... Read More about Exploring Sexual Violence Prevention Work through Quantitative Analysis.

Theoretical Insights into Gender and Sexual Violence for University Students in the UK; Playing it Safe to Stay Safe. (2018)
Presentation / Conference
Bovill, H. (2018, December). Theoretical Insights into Gender and Sexual Violence for University Students in the UK; Playing it Safe to Stay Safe

Whilst US universities can be seen to lead in researching sexual violence on campus, UK response from 2010 has followed. Mixed method studies emerged highlighting prevalence of sexual violence mirroring national and international trends. Though this... Read More about Theoretical Insights into Gender and Sexual Violence for University Students in the UK; Playing it Safe to Stay Safe..

Developing Bystander Intervention in a UK/English context.’ (2018)
Presentation / Conference
Bovill, H. (2018, July). Developing Bystander Intervention in a UK/English context.’

Developing Bystander Intervention in a UK/English context. Campus sexual violence has been under-researched in the UK. British Crime Survey Statistics demonstrating the prevalence of violence towards women changed this landscape. The British Governm... Read More about Developing Bystander Intervention in a UK/English context.’.