Academic surveys

From time to time, the charity receives request from academics or the media who would like male victims to take part in surveys. These form an important part of helping to ensure that the needs of male victims are adequately addressed.

The ManKind Initiative, however, does not take any responsibility for the content of these surveys or the requests.


If you are a male survivor and your ex-partner was convicted, we receive calls from the media regularly asking to speak to male survivors – if this is something you could consider helping with , please contact Mark Brooks via

(1) Clare Cannon: University of California at Davis

This research is to further our understanding of evidence-based practices for domestic violence perpetrator treatment – based on the views of domestic abuse and survivors.

Anyone over the age of 18 who has experienced domestic violence is welcome to take part. If you would like to take part, please follow the link below:

(2) Bobby Gurjit Singh: trainee counselling psychologist at Teesside University

The aim of this research is to investigate the help seeking behaviours of gay men who have experienced Intimate Partner Violence. This research will identify the barriers that gay men encounter when seeking for external help, but also give an insight to the current support that gay men have received.  

You can take part in this research, if you identify yourself as a gay man, you are 18+ years old, speak English and have experienced Intimate Partner Violence in your life. In addition to this, you need to be based in the UK. Furthermore, this study requires you to be out of the abusive relationship for at least 12 months. In addition to this, you would not be able to take part if you are currently receiving psychological support.

Participants, who would like to take part in this study will be invited for an interview on Microsoft Teams. You can download Microsoft Teams for free on your mobile or computer. The length of the interview can be up to 60 minutes. I will ask you to turn on the camera, but if you feel uncomfortable you can keep the camera off. During the interview questions about your experiences of help seeking for Intimate Partner Violence will be asked. 

If you would like to take part in this study, please contact me at

Closing Date: September 2023

 (3) Georgina McLocklin: Nottingham Trent University

Have you had your nude or sexual images shared without your consent?

This PhD study is looking for adults in the UK of all genders and sexualities to take part in an interview about their experience of having sexual images shared without their consent. The research will focus on exploring people’s decision to tell or not tell others about this and what this experience was like. This includes deciding to tell no one, telling friends/family, organisations and/or the police. The aim of the research is to understand how people receive support and to identify any barriers to help improve support.

The online interview will last approximately an hour and a half. To participate you must: live in the UK, been 18+ when your sexual/nude images were shared without your consent and this must have been since 2015 (when it was illegalised). For participating you will received a £10 Amazon voucher. To find out more information or to take part, please email me at:

Closing date: May 2022

 (4) Dr Ben Hine: University of West London

My name is Ben Hine and I am a senior lecturer in Psychology at the University of West London. The focus of this project is the experiences of third party callers that have accessed the ManKind Initiative helpline on behalf of somebody else. My aim is to understand the potential barriers which may prevent some men from accessing help themselves. This study has been approved by the UWL ethics committee.

Participation of this survey is voluntary and all data will be kept confidential. You have the right to withdraw your data at any point should you decide to take part, and can leave questions blank if you do not wish to answer them. The survey consists of 5 demographic questions, followed by 11 open-ended questions. The survey may take around 20 minutes or longer, depending on how much detail you choose to go into.


 (5) Jack Sugden: University of Huddersfield

“Hi guys, I’m currently studying/writing my Masters by Research in Psychology degree; I’m researching the experiences of Intimate Partner Violence in queer relationships – IPV is currently a huge public health concern however academic focus is almost exclusively focussed on a heteronormative view of IPV and because of this queer folk are suffering in silence despite experiencing IPV at equally high rates. My research is something I am incredibly passionate about and could potentially improve the conditions for queer individuals who have survived or are currently experiencing partner violence, as I am critically examining the access barriers to intervention and prevention programmes experiences by queer individuals.

The term queer is an umbrella term which encompasses all LGBTQ+ sexualities and gender identities. You don’t need to identify as queer to take part, and if you’ve experienced IPV in an opposite sex relationship and identify under as LGBTQ+ PLEASE get in touch. If you would are interested in participating in my research please feel free to contact me on and we can have a confidential chat.”

 (6) Family Matters Kent

We are running a survey to look at experiences that Males may face when seeking support in Kent. This is important to see if there are any gaps or barriers that exist and will help us to improve our service for the future.

If you are willing, below is a link to a short survey and your feedback would be greatly appreciated. It should only take around 10 minutes. All feedback is confidential and anonymised.

We really value any input as it will help develop our service for others.

Here are the survey links:

The survey for non-FM male clients is:

The survey for non-FM professionals is:

Closing date: 31st May 2022

(7) General Medical Council

The GMC are keen to hear from male victims of domestic abuse as part of the changes they wish to make with respect to guidance for doctors. Focus groups will happen online in May and will require 90-minutes of your time.  They are offering a £30 voucher as a thank you for your time and input. If you are willing to take part, please click on this link to register your interest: