Research survey – assessing the impact of Internet of Things (IoT) technology on survivors of domestic violence & resource

A team of researchers from UCL STEaPP, University of Queensland and QUT (Queensland University of Technology) are urging domestic violence sector workers in the UK and Australia to take part in a survey to assess the impact of Internet of Things (IoT) technology on survivors of domestic violence.

The “Gender and IoT” (GIoT) research team at UCL – are running an online questionnaire on the topic of technology-facilitated abuse (“tech abuse”) in collaboration with Australian partners at the University of Queensland (Professor Heather Douglas) and Queensland University of Technology (Dr Bridget Harris). 

The purpose of this survey is to collect the support sector’s experiences of the emerging tech abuse landscape in the context of domestic and sexual violence. 

They are specifically reaching out to representatives working in the following fields: Domestic Violence, Social Work, Counselling, Policing, Child Protection, Legal, Justice, Health, and Housing. 

The survey allows us to compare insights on the current state of tech abuse in the UK and Australia and will inform our research and academic outputs. 

To ensure that this research has the impact on research, policy, and practice we aspire (e.g., UK Domestic Abuse Bill, Online Harms White Paper), they hope to get as many people as possible to participate in our study. 

The UK survey link can be found here: https://opinio.ucl.ac.uk/s?s=66851 

https://www.ucl.ac.uk/steapp/news/2020/sep/researchers-launch-survey-investigate-technology-facilitated-abuse-uk-and-australia

Gender and IoT have also made a resource and guide for the support sector https://www.ucl.ac.uk/steapp/research/digital-technologies-policy-laboratory/gender-and-iot