I started working at the University of Cumbria in 2011 as a lecturer in psychology. I progressed to senior lecturer and am now Principal Lecturer in Psychology and Psychological Therapies. I currently manage the subject group which included Psychology, Counselling and Psycotherapy and CBT. In August 2023, I also became an Associate Professor of Family Violence and Abuse.
I completed my PhD in 2012 and have since specialised in working with male victims of domestic violence and abuse and I am also a trutee of the ManKind Initiative, a UK male victims charity. My work has explored the men's experiences of abuse, the barriers that exist to help-seeking, and the ways inn which this can impact tem as fathers and their children. I have done a lot of work with Dr Julie Taylor, who is also at the University, and we have published a number of articles and co-edited books together.
Qualifications and memberships
Chartered Scientist Successful application to achieve chartered scientist status.
Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society
Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
Chartership of British Psychological Society
University of Central Lancashire:
PhD in Psychology: Title: The Relationship of Men's and Women's Partner Violence to Personality and Psychopathology.
Post Graduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (PGCertLTHE)
MSc with Distinction in Psychological Research Methods
BSc. (Hons) Psychology
Academic and research interests
My main research areas are around domestic violence and aggression. Specifically I focus on male victims, psychological abuse and controlling behaviour, and how this is affected by personality and psychopathology e.g. attachment patterns, personality disorders.
I additionally have an interest in pedagogic research. Specifically, I have explored student transition to Higher Education, as well as student satisfaction and postgraduate student experiences utilising photo-elicitation.
My current projects include:
- Exploring the post-separation experiences of men who have experienced domestic violence and abuse
- Exploring the impact of domestic violence and abuse on fathers and their children
- GBT men's experienes of domestic violence and abuse (with colleagues in the US)
- Exploring the abuse experiences of Muslim and South Asian men (with colleagues at MMU and UWL)
My current supervisor PgR students are:
Alende Amisi (2021 - present) Title: culture and student experiences at university
Neave Dalby (2022 – present) Title: University Student Loneliness Experiences: Developing Student-centred Interventions
Elizabeth Harper (2021 - present) Title: An exploration of how gender normative views influence experienced victimisation of Intimate Partner Violence (IPV).
Gerard McElhone (2020 - present). Title: Child to parent violence
Joseph McCann - Bridging the School-University Transition: Improving the Critical Thinking skills of Pre-Tertiary Psychology Students
Lydia Pell (2022 – present) Title: fathers and mental health using creative methods
PhD Completions as supervisor:
Dr Kevin Proudfoot (2015-2018) Title: How does neoliberal performance management affect teachers’ perceived motivations to ‘improve’?
Dr Rob Ewin (2014-2021)- Title: The Relationship between vulnerability assessment and the Criminal Justice System
Dr Taha Aldeen (2014-2022) - Title: “Have Patients with Chronic Skin Diseases Needs Been Met?”
Taylor, J. C. & Bates, E. A. (in press) Children and Adolescents’ Experiences of Violence and Abuse at Home (Eds). Taylor and Francis.
Bates, E. A., Harper, E., I. & Amisi, A. (in press). The Impact of Gendered Stereotypes and Perceptions of Violence: Perceptions of Female Perpetrators of Domestic and Sexual Violence. In B. Russell (Ed.) Perception of Female Offenders, Vol. 1. Springer.
Bates, E. A. & Hine, B. (in press). “I was told when I could hold, talk with or kiss our daughter”: Exploring fathers’ experiences of parental alienation within the context of intimate partner violence. Partner Abuse
Harper, E. I., Gibbons, D. & Bates, E. A. (in press) The Johnny Depp and Amber Heard case in news media: a critical discourse analysis. Partner Abuse.
Lassen, B., Haggren Nielsen, N., Winther, M. & Bates, E. A. (in press). Men’s exposure to intimate partner violence and their experiences with a crisis centre in Denmark. Partner Abuse.
Bates, E. A., Harper, E., I., Amisi, A. & Cristea, M. I. (2023). Male victims of domestic violence: intimate partner sexual abuse. In T. K. Shackelford (Ed.) Encyclopaedia of Domestic Violence. Springer.
Bates, E. A. & Taylor, J. C. (2022). Domestic Violence against men and boys (Eds). Taylor and Francis.
Bates, E.A., & Papamichail, A. (2022). What we currently know about the prevalence, causes and dynamics of intimate partner violence. In B. Russell & J. Hamel, Gender and Domestic Violence: Contemporary Legal Practice and Intervention Reforms. Oxford University Press.
Khurana, B., Hines, D. A., Johnson, B. A., Bates, E. A., Graham‐Kevan, N., & Loder, R. T. (2022). Injury patterns and associated demographics of intimate partner violence in men presenting to US emergency departments. Aggressive Behavior, 48(3), 298-308.
Hine, B., Bates, E. A., Graham-Kevan, N., & Mackay, J. (2022). Comparing the reported abuse type, contexts and outcomes of help-seeking heterosexual male and female victims of domestic violence: Part II – Exit from specialist services. Partner Abuse.
Hine, B., Bates, E. A., Mackay, J., & Graham-Kevan, N. (2022). Comparing the demographic characteristics, and reported abuse type, contexts and outcomes of help-seeking heterosexual male and female victims of domestic violence: Part I – Who presents to specialist services? Partner Abuse
Taylor, J. C., Bates, E. A., Colosi, A. & Creer, A. J. (2021) Barriers to men's help seeking for intimate partner violence. in Journal of Interpersonal Violence.
Hope, K. A., Bates, E. A., Brooks, M. & Taylor, J. C. (2021). What can we learn from Domestic Homicide Reviews with male victims? Partner Abuse.
McCanney, J., Taylor, J. C. & Bates, E. A. (2021) Is there ‘discretionary space’ in rank-based police constabularies for graduate constables to think critically and make autonomous decisions? The Police Journal: Theory Practice and Principles.
Bates, E. A. & Taylor, J. C. (2021) “I’ve never felt such absolute devastating loss”: A photo elicitation exploration of men’s post-separation experiences of coping after intimate partner violence. Partner Abuse.
Bates, E. A. & Carthy, N. (2020). “She convinced me I had Alzheimer's”: Experiences of intimate partner violence in older men. Psychology of Men and Masculinities .
Ewin, R., Bates, E. A. & Taylor, Julie (2020) Domestic abuse orders: risk, vulnerability and training. Journal of Criminological Research, Policy and Practice, 6 (2). pp. 151-167.
Hine, B., Wallace, S. & Bates, E. A. (2020) Understanding the Profile and Needs of Abused Men: Exploring Call Data from a Male Domestic Violence Charity in the United Kingdom. Journal of Interpersonal Violence.
Bates, E. A. & Douglas, E. M. (in press). What service and interventions are currently available for victims of domestic violence? An International perspective. Partner Abuse.
Hine, B., Bates, E. A. & Wallace, S. (in press) ‘I have guys call me and say “I can’t be the victim of domestic abuse”’: Exploring the experiences of telephone support providers for male victims of domestic violence and abuse. Journal of Interpersonal Violence
Weare, S., & Bates, E. A. (in press). Sexual violence as a form of abuse in men’s experiences of female perpetrated intimate partner violence. Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice.
Papamichail, A. & Bates, E. A. (in press)."“I want my mum to know that I am a good guy...”: A thematic analysis of the accounts of young people who exhibit Child-to-Parent Violence in the UK.. Journal of Interpersonal Violence.
Bates, E. A. (2020). “The whole time was like walking on egg shells”: A qualitative examination of men’s experiences of violence and control from female partners. Psychology of Men and Masculinity.
Bates, E.A. & Taylor, J.C. (Eds.). (2019). Intimate partner violence: New perspectives in research and practice. Oxon: Taylor & Francis, Routledge.
Bates, E. A. (2019). “I am still afraid of her”: Men’s experiences of post-separation abuse. Partner Abuse.
Bates, E. A. (2019). “No one would ever believe me”: An exploration of the impact of intimate partner violence victimization on men. Psychology of Men and Masculinity.
Papamichail, A. & Bates, E. A. (2019) The appropriateness of the Duluth Model for Intimate-Partner Violence and Child to Parent Violence: A Conceptual Review. Partner Abuse.
Carthy, N. L., Bates, E. A. & Policek, N. (2019) Promoting inclusivity in intimate partner abuse research: Exploring gender and age. Partner Abuse.
Dugal, C., Girard, M., Bélanger, C., Sabourin, S., Bates, E. A., & Godbout, N. (2018). Psychological Intimate Partner Violence and Childhood Cumulative Trauma: The Mediating Role of Affect Dysregulation, Maladaptive Personality Traits, and Negative Urgency. Journal of Interpersonal Violence. Advance online publication. doi: 10r.g1/107.171/0778/8068826206501581880011022.
Graham-Kevan, N. & Bates, E. A. (2019). Intimate partner violence perpetrator programmes. In J. S. Wormith, L. A. Craig, & T. E. Hogue (Eds.), What works in violence risk management: Theory, research and practice. Chichester, Wiley-Blackwell.
Bates, E. A. (in press) Book Review: Femicide, Gender and Violence (D.Bandelli, 2017). Partner Abuse.
Tetreault, C., Bates, E. A. & Bolam, L. T. (2018). How Dark Personalities Perpetrate Partner and General Aggression in Sweden and the UK. Journal of Interpersonal Violence.
Bates, E. A., Kaye, L. K., Pennington, C. R. & Hamlin, I. (2018). What about the male victims? Exploring the impact of gender stereotyping on implicit attitudes and behavioral intentions associated with intimate partner violence. Sex Roles.
Laskey, P. & Bates, E. A. (in press) Investigating gender differences in psychopathy using a non-clinical sample: Exploring the impact of empathy, anxiety, and self-control. PsyPAG Quarterly.
Barton, E., Bates, E. A., O’Donovan, R. (2017) “That extra sparkle”: Students’ experiences of volunteering and the impact on employability in Higher Education. Journal of Further and Higher Education.
Bates, E. A., Kaye, L. K. & McCann, J. J. (2017) A snapshot of the student experience: Exploring student satisfaction through the use of photographic elicitation. Journal of Further and Higher Education.
Bates, E. A., McCann, J. J., Kaye, L. K. & Taylor, J. C. (2017) “Beyond Words”: A researcher’s guide to using photo elicitation in psychology. Qualitative Research in Psychology, 14(4), 459-481. doi: 10.1080/14780887.2017.1359352
Pennington, C. R., Bates, E. A., Kaye, L. K. & Bolam, L .T. (2017). Transitioning in higher education: an exploration of psychological and contextual factors affecting student satisfaction. Journal of Further and Higher Education.
Bates, E. A., Archer, J. & Graham-Kevan, N. (2017) Do the same risk and protective factors influence aggression toward partners and same‐sex others?. Aggressive Behavior. 43 (2), 163-175. doi: 10.1002/ab.21672
Bates, E.A., Graham-Kevan, N., Bolam, L. T. & Thornton, A. J. V. (2017) Review of Domestic Violence Perpetrator Programs in the UK. Partner Abuse, 8 (1), 3-46. doi: 10.1891/1946-65188.8.131.52
Kaye, L. K., & Bates, E. A. (2017). The impact of higher fees on psychology students’ reasons for attending university. Journal of Further and Higher Education, 41(3), 379-392. doi: 10.1080/0309877X.2015.1117597
Bolam, L. T. & Bates, E. A. (2016) Prevalence of Intimate Partner Violence and the increased health risks in the LGBTQ+ community. PsyPAG Quarterly, 101, 30-33
Bates, E. A. (2016) Current controversies in intimate partner violence: Overlooking bidirectional violence. Journal of Family Violence. 31 (8) 937-940. doi:10.1007/s10896-016-9862-7
Bates, E. A. & Graham-Kevan, N. (2016) Is the presence of control related to help-seeking behavior? A Test of Johnson’s Assumptions Regarding Sex-Differences and the Role of Control in Intimate Partner Violence. Partner Abuse, 7 (1) 3-25. doi: 10.1891/1946-65184.108.40.206
Bates, E. A., & Kaye, L. K. (2014). Exploring the impact of the increased tuition fees on academic staffs’ experiences in post-92 Universities: A small-scale qualitative study. Education Sciences, 4 (4), 229-246. doi: 10.3390/educsci4040229
Bates, E. A., Graham-Kevan, N., & Archer, J. (2014) Testing predictions from the male control theory of men’s partner violence. Aggressive Behavior, 40 (1) 42-55. doi: 10.1002/ab.21499
Bates, E. A., & Kaye, L. K. (2014). 'I’d be expecting caviar in lectures': The impact of the new fee regime on undergraduate students’ expectations of Higher Education. International Journal of Higher Education Research, 67 (5), 665-673. doi: 10.1007/s10734-013-9671-3.
Recent Conferences (2019-19)
Bates, E. A., & Taylor, J. C. (2019) “I had no idea how painful it would be”: Men’s experience of post-separation domestic abuse. Manchester Metropolitan University seminar series. Invited Speaker.
Bates, E. A., & Taylor, J. C. (2019) “I had no idea how painful it would be”: Male victims of coercive and controlling behaviour. ManKind national conference: “Surviving Domestic Abuse: Experiences, Services and Solutions”. Bristol. Invited Speaker.
Bates, E. A., & Taylor, J. C. (2019) Men’s post-separation experiences of IPV. International Cultic Studies Association, Manchester. Invited Speaker.
Bates, E. A. (2019) Men and their experiences of domestic violence. Male Psychology Conference, London. Invited Keynote Speaker.
Bates, E. A. (2019) Men and their Experiences of Coercive Control. Understanding Intimate Partner Violence Against Men Conference, Lancaster University. Invited speaker.
Bates, E. A. (2018) Men and their experiences of domestic violence. ManKind national conference: “Surviving Domestic Abuse: Experiences, Services and Solutions”. Manchester. Invited speaker.
Bates, E. A. (2018) Hidden Victims: Men’s Experience of domestic violence. “Psychologist in the Pub” at the BPS North West branch. Invited Speaker.
Bates, E. A. & Dugal, C. (2018) An exploration of adverse childhood experiences as predictive of intimate partner violence, general aggression and the use of controlling behaviour. International Family Violence and Child Victimization Research Conference. Portsmouth, New Hampshire (US)
Bates, E. A. (2018) Hidden Victims: Men’s Experience of domestic violence. International Family Violence and Child Victimization Research Conference. Portsmouth, New Hampshire (US)
Bates, E. A. (2018) Men’ and their experience of domestic violence. Domestic Abuse Conference: Protecting and supporting victims, University of Salford. Invited speaker.
Bates, E. A. & Taylor, J. C. (2018) Convenor of the Invited Symposium Intimate Partner Violence: New Perspectives in Research and Practice. CVP Conference, University of Worcester.
Bates, E. A. (2018) Hidden Victims: Men’s Experience of domestic violence. CVP Conference, Worcester.
Bates, E. A. (2018) Hidden Victims: Men’s Experience of domestic violence. “Psychologist in the Pub” at the BPS West Midlands branch. Invited Speaker.
Bates, E. A. (2018) Hidden Victims: Men’s Experience of domestic violence. Congress: Handling conflicts without violence. Frankfurt, Germany. Invited speaker.
Bates, E. A. (2018) Hidden Victims: Men’s Experience of domestic violence. Liverpool Hope University. Invited speaker.
Recent external roles
Reviewer for Aggressive Behaviour, Violence and Victims, Journal of Interpersonal violence International Journal of Conflict and Violence, Partner Abuse and Journal of Aggression Conflict and Peace.
Member of the Editorial Board for the American journal Partner Abuse.
Internal University of Cumbria ethics panel member.
Trustee of the male victims charity Mankind Initiative
External Examiner at University of Sunderland and Manchester Met University.
PhD External Examiner at the University of Brighton, University of Birmingham and Edge Hill University.