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Kelly is a member of the Connect Centre for International Research on New Approaches to Prevent Violence and Harm.
Kelly's previous experience includes work in the voluntary sector working with victims/ survivors of domestic violence and abuse – men, women, children and young people. She has also worked on a number of research projects within and outside of the university. These include the National evaluation of the PAUSE pilot, the Evaluation of the Doncaster Growing Futures Programme and the Evaluation of a Leaving Care Service.
Current work includes the pilot of a bystander intervention on campus and teaching on research and research methods.
Kelly’s research interests include: gender and violence; effective prevention and responses to domestic and sexual abuse; young people’s experiences of service provision and support; prevention of violence; engaging vulnerable people in research and research methods with young people. She was awarded the Inspirational Woman Award by the Lancashire Police and Crime Commissioner in 2014.
Kelly has presented her PhD research ‘Teenagers’ Experiences of Domestic Violence Refuges’ at local, national and European conferences.
Bracewell, K. (2017) Teenagers’ Experiences of Domestic Violence Refuges. Research Summary Report. http://clok.uclan.ac.uk/19629/
Larkins, C, Moxon, D. and Bracewell, K. (2018) ‘If I need them they're there’ Evaluation of Family Action’s Safe Haven Service for Young People in Care. Project Report. University of Central Lancashire, University of Central Lancashire.
Larkins, C., Bracewell, K., Charfe, L., Farrelly, N., Lloyd, J. and Moxon, D. (2015) Evaluation of a Leaving Care Service: Final Report, University of Central Lancashire.
McCracken, K., FitzSimons, A., Bracewell, K., Priest, S., Torchia, K. and Márquez, S. (2016) Rethinking Domestic Abuse in Doncaster: Research Report, OpCit Research and Growing Futures.