Paul Hargreaves


School of Social Work, Care and Community

Eden Building, ER231

+44 (0) 1772 89 5465

Subject Areas: Psychology, Social work

Paul is a member of the Connect Centre for International Research on Violence and Harm.

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Paul is currently assisting with research on a number of projects within the School of Social Work, Care and Community at the University of Central Lancashire. He is also working towards a Postgraduate Doctoral Degree, studying frontline police officers decision making and assessment of risk in response to incidences of domestic violence and abuse. Paul’s previous experience includes working voluntarily within a Prisoner’s Family Support Group, offering counselling to children, siblings, partners and parents of individuals serving a prison term, as well as ex-prisoners.

Paul’s research interests include: service responses to victims and perpetrators of domestic violence and abuse; improving the lives of children and adults exposed to physical, sexual and or emotional abuse; frontline professional’s real life experiences and policy; intervention and prevention of youth violence; attitudes towards masculinity and the implications for men and women.


  • MSc Forensic Psychology, University of Central Lancashire, 2014
  • BSc (Hons) First Class Applied Psychology, Liverpool John Moore’s University, 2011
  • Diploma in Person Centred Counselling, Liverpool Community College, 2006

Research Activities

Step Up - Building the Evidence Base for Early Intervention Responses for Children Living with Domestic Abuse, Early Intervention Foundation What Works Research Initiative, funded by the ESRC with Professor Lorraine Radford and Professor Nicky Stanley.

Breaking the Cycle of Youth Violence Evaluation, Premier League Charity Trust /Children in Need with Dr Christine Barter, Dr Kelly Bracewell and Professor John Pitts (University of Bedfordshire)

Domestic Homicide Reviews and Parricide with Dr Khatidja Chantler, Dr Rachel Robbins, Vicky Baker and Professor Nicky Stanley


McManus, M. A., Hargreaves, P., Rainbow, L., & Alison, L. J. (2013). Paraphilias: definition, diagnosis and treatment. F1000prime reports, 5.


Presented at:

  • The 2nd European Conference On Domestic Violence in Porto, Portugal in 2017
  • Police Conference (POLCON6) in Stoke in 2015.