Katharine Hoeger

DPhil Criminology

Other affiliations

St Antony's College



Katharine's research focuses on the implementation of legislation criminalizing the use of coercive and controlling behaviour against an intimate partner or family member in England and Wales. Coercive control is a damaging form of domestic abuse involving a pattern of behaviour ranging from intimidation, threats, and coercion to isolation, 'gaslighting,' and emotional and financial abuse. She is currently developing her Master's thesis into a doctoral research project exploring the multi-agency response to coercive control in one force area.


DPhil Candidate in Criminology (October 2018-Present)

Analyst for the Vulnerability Knowledge and Practice Programme (October 2020 - Present) 

Law Faculty Research Assistant (March 2020- August 2020)

Tutor in Criminology for St Catherine's College (Michaelmas 2019)

Law Faculty Research Intern (July 2018-November 2018)

MPhil Thesis: Navigating Coercive Control: A Policing Perspective on Policy Implementation 

Blog post: Hoeger, K.E. (2018) ‘Remote islands as a laboratory for studying policing: The role of the social and natural environment.