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Katy is an Early Career Researcher and has been lecturing at GCU since 2015. Her PhD research was on ‘Stalking in Scotland; A Feminist Perspective’ and now her research interests include gender-based-violence, in particular domestic abuse and stalking. Katy’s PhD research was shortlisted and commended in the Scottish Graduate School of Social Science Research Impact and Knowledge Exchange Competition in 2018. Prior to embarking on a career in academia, Katy worked within the violence against women sector for ten years supporting women, young people and children who had suffered domestic abuse and sexual assault. Her experience in these roles directly informs and influences her research. Her research has had a significant impact due to her proactive approach to research dissemination through multi-agency training, academic conferences and seminars. Katy is also co-convenor of the Gender Research Group at GCU.

Proctor, K., Lombard, N. and Whiting, N. (in press). Researching Sensitive Topics Online: Using Mixed Methods in the Context of a Transformative Methodology. SAGE Research Methods Doing Research Online.

Proctor, K. (2018). Stalking as a gender-based violence. Chapter 8 in Lombard, N. (ed.) The Routledge Handbook of Gender and Violence. Routledge. (Featured in the Taylor and Francis ‘Sustainable Development Goals Online’ Collection. Available at https://www.taylorfrancis.com/chapters/edit/10.4324/9781315612997-9/stalking-gender-based-violence-katy-proctor?context=sdgo&collectionRefId=71385560-5ad4-430b-aa76-36b39cf87558&refId=586aff69-226e-4cd8-b52b-7ff40808a292) https://theconversation.com/times-up-the-pale-male-and-stale-hollywood-of-harvey-weinstein-is-over-91019



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Women’s Lived Experiences of Coercive Control, Stalking and Related Crimes, as they progress through the Criminal Justice System

Scotland’s record of accomplishment in tackling issues such as stalking and coercive control has been identified as an exemplar. Most […]


Domestic Abuse (Scotland) Act 2018 and the Criminal Justice System: Women’s Experiences

This report was collated and written by Dr Nancy Lombard, Dr Katy Proctor, and Dr Nel Whiting from Glasgow Caledonian […]

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4th August 2022

Domestic abusers are exploiting justice system, warns study

Scottish Criminal Justice Experiences of Survivors of Coercive Control

28th March 2023


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