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Research interests

Research interests include social work with child abuse and neglect, substance misuse, innovative participatory research methods, addiction, neuro-diversity, autistic women and girls, organisational culture, professional practice with emotional abuse, reflective practices, childhood and youth, and gender studies

Supervisory Interests

Please get in touch if you would like to discuss PhD supervison. I am availabe to supervise doctoral students in areas including:

social work

child abuse and neglect


substance misuse


autistic women and girls

organisational culture 


Approach to teaching

I am a qualified social worker and substance misuse worker with expertise in child protection and emotional abuse. Synergies between practice and research inform my approach to teaching.

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, University of Sussex

Master, University of Sussex

Master, University of Sussex

Bachelor, London Metropolitan University

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abuse Social Sciences
child protection Social Sciences
social work Social Sciences
childhood Social Sciences
social worker Social Sciences
research interest Social Sciences
gender studies Social Sciences
organizational culture Social Sciences

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Research Output 2018 2019

  • 2 Article
  • 1 Commissioned report

Assessing for bruises on the soul: Identifying and evidencing childhood emotional abuse

North, G., 10 Jun 2019, In : Journal of Social Welfare and Family Law. 41, 3, p. 302-320 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

social worker
child protection
social law
Open Access
child protection
social work
social worker
economic research

‘We call it the Sussex Way’: A study of Sussex University’s institutional culture

Phipps, A., North, G., McDonnell, E., Taylor, J. & Love, G., Apr 2018

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report

Open Access

Activities 2018 2018

  • 1 Consultancy

Young Men Matter

Gemma North (Consultant)
1 Dec 201831 Jul 2019

Activity: Consultancy