Dr Melanie McCarry

Senior Lecturer

Social Work and Social Policy (Subject)

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Personal statement

Melanie’s areas of expertise is on men's violence against women, children and young people including abuse in young people’s intimate relationships; domestic abuse in same sex relationships, sexual and other forms of abuse towards and by staff and students in education settings; forced marriage; gender roles and relations; participatory methods; and research ethics. She has published widely and works closely with practitioners and activitists.

In addition to teching on the undergraduate BA Social Policy and MSc Social Policy programmes, Melanie is research active. She recently completed work on the Scottish Government funded research Equally Safe in Higher Education (ESHE) and Equaly Safe in Colleges and Universities (ESCU) which created a Toolkit for tackling gender based violence on campus. This Toolkit is freely available for all Scottish higher and further education instutions. The Scottish Government and Scottish Funding Council now require all Scottish univeristies to implement the Toolkit in their efforts to tackle gender-based violence. 

 

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Prize And Awards

Principal’s Special Award
Recipient
2021
Strathclyde Medal Award
Recipient
28/9/2018

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Qualifications

  • 2011-2012    Post Graduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, University of Bristol.
  • Oct 00-Oct 03     Ph.D. School for Policy Studies, University of Bristol. Thesis: The Connection between Domestic Violence and Masculinity: What Young People Think. Funded: University of Bristol Scholarship
  • Oct 99-Sept 00    M.Phil. (Distinction) Dept. of History with an Emphasis on the History of Medicine, University of Glasgow.  Thesis: Medical and Social Attitudes Towards Women and Alcohol, 1875-1914. Funded: Wellcome Trust.
  • Oct 96-July 99    B.A.(Hons) (First Class) Sociology and Social Policy, Glasgow Caledonian University.  Dissertation: Sexual Violence against Women and Girls in Glasgow.
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Publications

Trigger warnings in the classroom
McCarry Melanie, Boyle Karen, House Melody
Trigger Warnings in the Classroom, Dissemination event (2023)
Trigger warnings in the classroom
McCarry Melanie, Boyle Karen, House Melody
Trigger Warnings in the Classroom, Online Dissemination event (2023)
Developing a trauma informed curricula : 'Trigger Warnings' in research and teachings on gender-based violence
McCarry Melanie, Boyle Karen, House Melody
‘Developing a Trauma Informed Curricula: ‘Trigger Warnings’ in research and teachings on gender-based violence’ (2023)
Needle spiking and the legacy of not believing women
McCarry Melanie, Westmarland N
European Conference on Domestic Violence 2023 (2023)
Trigger warnings in teaching in arts, humanities and social sciences
Boyle Karen, House Melody, McCarry Melanie
MeCCSA 2023 (2023)
The sound of misogyny : sexual harassment and sexual violence in the music industry
McCarry Melanie, Käkelä Emmaleena, Jones Cassandra, Manoussaki Kallia
Journal of Gender-Based Violence Vol 7, pp. 220-234 (2023)
https://doi.org/10.1332/239868021X16784676224611

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Research Interests

Melanie is co Primary Investigator (with Anni Donaldosn and Roisin McGoldrick) on a Scottish Government funded reseaarch project implemeting the Scottish Government Violencee Against Women and Girl's policy Equally Safe in higher and further education settings.

Professional Activities

To Warn or not to Warn: Trigger Warnings in Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Organiser
14/12/2023
To Warn or not to Warn: Trigger Warnings in Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Organiser
13/12/2023
Engaging Men and Boys in the Prevention of Men’s Violence Against Women in the UK
External Examiner
18/11/2019
3rd European Conference on Domestic Violence
Participant
1/9/2019
3rd European Conference on Domestic Violence
Participant
1/9/2019
Social Work And Social Policy (Subject) (Organisational unit)
Advisor
24/6/2019

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Projects

Trigger Warnings?: Towards a trauma-informed curriculum in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Boyle, Karen (Principal Investigator) McCarry, Melanie (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2022 - 29-Jan-2023
Understanding Forced Marriage MOOC Violence against Women
Donaldson, Anni (Principal Investigator) McCarry, Melanie (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2018 - 29-Jan-2020
Equally Safe in Higher and Further Education
Harris, Bernard (Principal Investigator) McCarry, Melanie (Co-investigator) McGoldrick, Roisin (Co-investigator) Pilkington, Kevin (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2016 - 30-Jan-2019
Understanding Forced Marriage in Scotland
McCarry, Melanie (Principal Investigator)
01-Jan-2015 - 31-Jan-2016
Safer Together: Impact Evaluation
McCarry, Melanie (Principal Investigator)
Lancashire County Council. Line management of Research Associate (Dr Yeend) (2015-2016). £10,000.00
01-Jan-2015 - 31-Jan-2016
Step-up-Building the Evidence Base for Early Intervention Responses for Children Living with Domestic Abuse
McCarry, Melanie (Co-investigator)
Economic and Social Research Council, Step-up-Building the Evidence Base for Early Intervention Responses for Children Living with Domestic Abuse with Prof Radford (co-PI) (UCLan) and Prof Stanley (co-PI) (UCLan).(2014-2017). £230,000.00
01-Jan-2014 - 31-Jan-2017

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Contact

Dr Melanie McCarry
Senior Lecturer
Social Work and Social Policy (Subject)

Email: melanie.mccarry@strath.ac.uk
Tel: 444 8744