Dr Ruth Friskney
- Research Fellow (School of Social & Political Sciences)
My research focuses on the relationships between individuals and institutions, often linking to my previous experience in policy work around justice and gender-based violence. I received my PhD in Linguistics at the University of Edinburgh, investigating how the police apologise in responding to public complaints. I am currently working on Pillar 3 of Operation Soteria, Embedding a procedural justice approach to police engaging victims of sexual violence, funded by the Home Office.
Recent projects include:
- Domestic abuse and child contact: the interface between criminal and civil proceedings, a Scottish Government funded project aiming to build robust evidence about what is currently happening in child contact processes in Scotland.
- CAFADA (Children and families affected by domestic abuse), an ESRC funded project looking at innovation in social care.
- IMPRODOVA: Improving frontline responses to high impact domestic violence, an EU funded project investigating police and other frontline agency responses to domestic abuse across eight countries.
- Constructions of children and parents during the reform of family law in Scotland, a Carnegie funded project looking at discourses around children's participation during the parliamentary process of the Children (Scotland) Act 2020.
- Improving Justice in Child Contact, a five country European funded project seeking to enhance children’s participation in decisions that affect them.