Researching Male survivors of Sexual Assault

12.10.12 | News

As we have stated many time, research into sexual abuse is minimal and when it comes to research into male survivors of sexual abuse there is even less. So whenever we are contacted by ethically approved researchers looking into this under-researched area, we genrally want to be able to offer support where we can.
Catherine Pitfield, Trainee Clinical Psychologist with Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust, is looking at gaining an understanding into how male victims of sexual assault decide to seek help or report their crime. She hopes that the research would contribute to an understanding of what factors might influence a victims decisions to report the crime and the impact of this reporting experience on the person.
In order for her to do this, she needs to talk to male survivors, which is where Survivors Manchester can help with posting this message.

Have you been the victim of a sexual assault? Would you be able to help with a research project investigating your experience of this crime?

If you would like to take part you will be invited to meet with the researcher for an interview where you can discuss your experiences confidentially.
You will be reimbursed for your travel expenses.
Catherine is looking to speak to 8 – 12 men who are over 18 years of age, experienced the ‘non-consensual sexual act’ over the age of 18 and are currently not involved in court proceedings.
For more information please contact:
Catherine Pitfield
T: 07583156443

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