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.

Research projects