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Joanna Harwood

Research interests

My PhD research explores professional perceptions of child arrangements orders, focusing on spending time with orders, in cases involving alleged and proven domestic abuse. I am currently conducting interviews with members of the judiciary, barristers, solicitors, Cafcass practitioners and representatives from organisations who represent those affected by domestic abuse.

Biography

I completed my LLB at the University of Warwick (Hons: First Class Degree) in 2010. Having graduated, I worked as a research assistant and seminar tutor at the University of Warwick. I went on to spend two years at the Law Commission as a research assistant on the Matrimonial Property, Needs and Agreements project. I returned to the University of Warwick in 2013 to commence my PhD studies. For the past three years I have taught on the Family Law and Law & the Intact Family undergraduate modules.