Ms Sarah Wydall

BA (Hons) MMU; M.Sc. Surrey; PGCTHE(Distinction); FHEA

Ms Sarah Wydall

Senior Lecturer

Contact Details

Teaching

Research

I am currently undertaking research on the Choice/Dewis project. The research involves using participatory action research & ethnographic processes to examine justice mechanisms in the context of elder abuse.

Recent publications relating to elder abuse & violence have been published in Social Policy & Society 2016, Elder Law Review 2013. In 2015, a Pan-Wales study Crimes against & Abuse of Older People in Wales was published. The Office of the Older People's Commissioner who funded the study are committed to ensuring the findings influence future policy & practice by tasking a series of actions with key stakeholders across Wales in 2016.

Research plans

I am co-investigator, alongside colleagues on a £890,000 Big Lottery funded grant examining Elder Abuse & Justice.

The other research project involves a longitudinal study of the Making Safe scheme. Making Safe is a holistic intervention which supports victims & their children whilst rehousing domestic abuse perpetrators.

Partnership working: I've recently completed a consultation on domestic violence. The work examined the relationship between emotional abuse, disclosure & safety in partnership with Dyfed Powys Police Crime Commissioner & Regional Domestic Abuse Co-ordinators.

I am currently analysing data relating to Domestic Homicide Reviews to develop a training package for North Yorkshire Police.

Externally Funded Research

In the last 3 years, I have been awarded a total of £979.500 external funding from bodies such as the Big Lottery, Ministry Of Justice, the Office for the Older People's Commissioner, Welsh Government, OPAN & Local Authorities.

I have also collaborated with colleagues from

Publications

Wydall, S & Zerk, R 2017, 'Domestic abuse and older people: Factors influencing help-seeking' Journal of Adult Protection, vol 19, no. 5, pp. 247-260. DOI: 10.1108/JAP-03-2017-0010
Clarke, A, Williams, J & Wydall, S 2016, 'Access to Justice for Victims/Survivors of Elder Abuse: A Qualitative Study' Social Policy and Society, vol 15, no. 2, pp. 207-220. DOI: 10.1017/S1474746415000202
Clarke, A & Wydall, S 2015, 'A safe space? Creating opportunities for domestic violence victims to remain in the family home.' Criminal Justice Matters, vol 99, no. 1, pp. 20-21. DOI: 10.1080/09627251.2015.1026566
Wydall, S, Williams, J & Clarke, A 2015, 'Clarke, A., Williams, J, Wydall, S. (2015) ‘Access to justice for victims of elder abuse’ Social Policy & Society Cambridge Journal (first view) pp.1-14' Social Policy and Society, pp. 1.
Wydall, S & Zerk, R 2015, Wydall, S., Boaler, R. (2015) ‘Crimes against & Abuse of Older People in Wales' commissioned by the Older People's Commissioner. Older People’s Commissioner for Wales.
Wydall, S 2014, 'Access to Justice and Elder Abuse' Paper presented at Welsh Women's Aid AGM, Aberystwyth, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, 2014 - 2014, .
Wydall, S 2014, '‘Pity oppresses’: Victim-centred rhetoric and diminishing opportunities for emancipatory research in practice' Paper presented at Transformative Feminist Methods ESRC Conference, Durham, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, 2014 - 2014, .
Boaler, RR & Wydall, S 2014, Domestic Abuse –Enabling Disclosure: Increasing confidence in crime reporting, in particular amongst vulnerable and priority groups across Dyfed Powys force area. Prifysgol Aberystwyth | Aberystwyth University.
Wydall, S 2013, '“Cultural Iatrogenesis” in Health and Social Care Decision-Making in Cases of Elder Abuse' Paper presented at International Academy of Law and Mental Health Annual Conference, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 2013 - 2013, .
Clarke, A & Wydall, S 2013, 'From 'Rights to Action': practitioners' perceptions of the needs of children experiencing domestic violence' Child and Family Social Work, pp. n/a. DOI: 10.1111/cfs.12066
Clarke, A & Wydall, S 2013, 'Making Safe: A coordinated community response to empowering victims and tackling perpetrators of domestic violence' Social Policy and Society, vol 12, no. 3, pp. 393-406. DOI: 10.1017/S147474641200070X
Williams, J, Wydall, S & Clarke, A 2013, 'Protecting older victims of abuse who lack capacity: the role of the Independent Mental Capacity Advocate' Elder Law Journal, vol 3, no. 2, pp. 167-174.
Clarke, AH, Wydall, S, Williams, JR & Boaler, RR 2012, An Evaluation of the ‘Access to Justice’ Pilot Project. Welsh Government.
Wydall, S & Boaler, RR 2012, 'Dyfed Powys Profiling Study' Report of findings to Senior Police, Regional leads: Adult Protection and Domestic Violence, Camarthan, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, 2012, .
Wydall, S 2011, 'The Making Safe Scheme: methodological challenges when working with 'vulnerable' groups' Paper presented at 16th World Congress of the International Society of Criminology, Kobe, Japan, 2011 - 2011, .
Clarke, AH, Williams, KS, Wydall, SM, Gray, P, Liddle, M & Smith, A 2011, Describing and Assessing Interventions to address Anti-Social Behaviour: Key findings from a study of ASB practice. Home Office Research Report, Home Office.
Wydall, S 2011, 'Developing interventions for perpetrators of domestic abuse' Paper presented at Behind Closed Doors: National Domestic Abuse Conference, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, 2011, .
Wydall, S 2011, 'How practitioners perceive and respond to the needs of children and young people experiencing domestic abuse' Paper presented at Regional Safeguarding Conference, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, 2011, .
Wydall, S 2011, 'Making Safe – Trials, Tribulations and Methodological Issues' Paper presented at Annual Surrey University Conference for Social Research , Bournemouth, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, 2011, .
Clarke, AH & Wydall, SM 2010, An evaluation of multi-agency working with children and young people who are experiencing the effects of domestic abuse in the Communities First area of Penparcau and Aberystwyth West. Welsh Government.
Clarke, A, Wydall, S & Williams, KS 2010, A qualitative study of the perceived comparative effectiveness of interventions to address anti-social behaviour. Home Office.
Wydall, S 2010, 'Risk assessments and safety management - a shift in theory and practice?' Paper presented at Regional Domestic Abuse Forum (Dyfed Powys), United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, 2010, .
Wydall, S & Clarke, A 2009, 'Making Safe - Preliminary findings and methodological challenges' Paper presented at 2009 Annual Meeting of the American Society of Criminology, Philadelphia, United States of America, 2009 - 2009, .
Wydall, S 2009, 'School Inclusion: From Ideology to Practice' Paper presented at 2009 Annual Meeting of the American Society of Criminology, Philadelphia, United States of America, 2009 - 2009, .
Wydall, S & Clarke, A 2009, 'Contextualizing domestic abuse – meanings of justice' Paper presented at 2009 Welsh Centre for Crime and Social Justice Annual Conference, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, 2009 - 2009, .
Clarke, A, Wydall, S & Williams, KS 2009, School Inclusion and Exclusion: A Scoping Exercise. in Reducing Crime, Disorder and Anti-Social Behaviour: Hotspotting Workshop organised by Dyfed Powys Criminal Justice Board and the Home Office July 2008.
Wydall, S 2009, 'Towards more inclusive practices for vulnerable children and young people' Paper presented at Respect annual conference, London, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, 2009, .
Clarke, A, Williams, KS & Wydall, S, An Evaluation of the Introduction of a Youth Inclusion Programme in Rural Wales, 2008, Web publication/site, Welsh Government.
Wydall, S 2008, 'Ideology in practice: Multi-agency responses to school exclusion' Paper presented at British Society of Criminology Annual Conference, Huddersfield, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, 2008 - 2008, .
Wydall, S 2008, 'Is there a relationship between school exclusion and onward offending behaviour?' Paper presented at Ceredigion Community Safety Partnership, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, 2008, .
Williams, K, Wydall, S & Clarke, A 2007, 'Nothing Works! – Examining restorative justice conferencing responses to violent crime' Paper presented at Annual conference of the British Society of Criminology, London, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, 2007 - 2007, .
Clarke, A, Simmonds, R & Wydall, S 2005, 'Delivering cognitive skills programmes in prisons' Paper presented at 2005 Annual Meeting of the American Society of Criminology, Toronto, Canada, 2005 - 2005, .
Clarke, A, Simmonds, R & Wydall, S 2004, Delivering cognitive skills programmes in Prison: a qualitative study. Home Office.