Victim Researcher Profile
Bachelor's, Master's, PhD
YEARS OF EXPERIENCE
Dr Maddy Coy is a Lecturer in the Center for Gender, Sexualities and Women’s Studies Research at the University of Florida. Previously she was Deputy Director of the Child and Woman Abuse Studies Unit and a Reader (Associate Professor) at London Metropolitan University, UK. She has worked in the field of violence against women as variously a practitioner, activist, researcher and educator for 20 years. Her areas of expertise are in integrated approaches to violence against women, sexual exploitation and the sex industry, and she has led or been involved with over 30 projects on different forms of violence, interventions and evidence reviews. These projects have been mostly mixed-methods and included life history and semi-structured interviews with survivors of violence, arts work, interviews, surveys and focus groups with practitioners and stakeholders, analysis of case files and monitoring data, and mapping of specialist service provision. She led a project developing a template government strategy to address all forms of violence for the UK End Violence Against Women coalition, and was subsequently commissioned to translate this into guidance for local areas. Maddy has developed and applied the concept of ‘practice-based evidence’ to capture the expertise of specialist practitioners in support organisations and collaborated with specialist support services in design and execution of research projects. She has also evaluated a range of interventions for survivors of violence and delivered training for services about approaches to monitoring and evaluation. At the University of Florida she teaches courses on Violence Against Women, Sexual Ethics, Social Science Perspectives on Gender and Sexuality, and is involved with local initiatives on sexual violence.
Campus Sexual Assault, Other Campus Crime, Child Abuse and Sexual Abuse, Child Trafficking and Exploitation, Dating Violence (Teen), Domestic and Family Violence, Drug-Related Victimization, Sexual Abuse or Violence (other than campus sexual assault), Trafficking in Persons, Sexual exploitation of adults
VICTIM RESEARCH EXPERIENCE