sarah wydall

DIRECTOR

BIOGRAPHY

Sarah Wydall is Principal Investigator on the Dewis Choice project and Director of the Centre for Age, Gender and Social Justice at Aberystwyth University, Wales. Sarah’s research uses inclusive and participatory methods to co-produce solutions that tackle gendered harms. In the last five years her research has focused on justice responses to domestic abuse and violence in later life.

As a feminist and LGBTQ activist, Sarah has worked to raise the profile of domestic abuse in later life. Activities involve co-producing a bespoke service ‘Dewis Choice’ for older people, developing survivor, volunteer and practitioner forums and co-producing short LGBTQ films. In addition, training and guidance drawn from the longitudinal findings of Dewis Choice have been produced.

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'Listen to me, his behaviour is erratic and I'm really worried for our safety...' Help-seeking in the context of coercive control

Wydall, S. and Zerk, R. (2020) ‘Listen to me, his behaviour is erratic and I’m really worried for our safety…’ Help-seeking in the context of coercive control. <em>Criminology &amp; Criminal Justice</em>, 00(0), p. 1-19.

Domestic Abuse and Elder Abuse in Wales: A Tale of Two Initiatives

Wydall, S. Clarke, A. Williams, J. and Zerk, R. (2018) Domestic Abuse and Elder Abuse in Wales: A Tale of Two Initiatives. The British Journal of Social Work, 48(4), pp. 962–981.

Domestic abuse and older people: Factors influencing help-seeking

Wydall, S, Zerk, R. (2017). Domestic abuse and older people: Factors influencing help-seeking. The Journal of Adult Protection 19(5), 247-260. DOI: 10.1108/JAP-03-2017-0010.

Access to Justice for Victims/Survivors of Elder Abuse: A Qualitative Study

Clarke, A. Williams, J. Wydall, S. (2016) Access to Justice for Victims/Survivors of Elder Abuse: <i>A Qualitative Study. Social Policy and Society </i>Cambridge Journal.

From Rights to Action’: Practitioners’ Perceptions of the needs of Children Experiencing Domestic Violence

Clarke, A. Wydall, S. (2015) From Rights to Action’: Practitioners’ perceptions of the needs of children experiencing domestic violence. <i>Child and Family Social Work&nbsp;volume 20, 2, pp181-190.</i>

Creating A Safe Space?

Alan Clarke &amp; Sarah Wydall (2015) Creating a safe space?, <i>Criminal Justice Matters</i>, 99:1, 20-21, DOI: 10.1080/09627251.2015.1026566

Protecting older victims of abuse who lack capacity: The role of the Independent Mental Capacity Advocate

Williams, J. Wydall, S. Clarke, A H. (2013)&nbsp; Protecting older victims of abuse who lack capacity : <i>The role of the Independent Mental Capacity Advocate. Elder Law Journal

'Making Safe’ A Coordinated Community Response to Empowering Victims and Tackling Perpetrators of Domestic Violence

Clarke, A. Wydall, S (2013) ‘Making Safe’ A Coordinated Community Response to Empowering Victims and Tackling Perpetrators of Domestic Violence. Social Policy and Society volume 12, 3, pp. 393-406.

Transforming the response to domestic abuse in later life: Dewis Choice Practitioner Guidance

Wydall, S. Freeman, E. & Zerk, R. (2020). Transforming the Response to Domestic Abuse in Later Life: Dewis Choice. Llandysul, Gomer Press.

Older People and Domestic Violence and Abuse

Williams, J. Wydall, S. Clarke, A H. (2013)  Protecting older victims of abuse who lack capacity : The role of the Independent Mental Capacity Advocate. Elder Law Journal

Dewis Choice: A Welsh Initiative promoting justice for older victim-survivors of domestic abuse

Wydall, S. Clarke, A. Williams, J. &amp; Zerk, R. July (2019) <i>Violence Against Older Women: Responses.</i>&nbsp;In Bows, H. (ed.).&nbsp;1 ed.&nbsp;Springer Nature,&nbsp;Vol. 2.&nbsp;p. 13-36&nbsp;24 p.&nbsp;(Palgrave Studies in Victims and Victimology)