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Zeta Bikova


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Academic Tutor

I joined the University of Sunderland in 2012 where I completed my BSc degree, PGCE and MA. In 2019, I became an Academic Tutor in the Social Sciences team where I teach on BSc (Hons) Health and Social Care. I am currently undertaking a PhD at the University of Sunderland which explores domestic violence experiences from the perspective of abused women in Bulgaria.



Teaching and supervision

I currently teach on the following modules:
  • SSC227 Working Together to Safeguard Vulnerable Children, Young People and Adults 
    • SSC230 Lifecourse Approaches in Health, Social Care and Ageing
    • SSC312 Substance Use and Society
    • SSC330 Lifecourse Approaches In Health, Social Care And Ageing 
    • SSC310 Practical Application

Research interests for potential research students

  • Effects of domestic violence on children
  • Woman and child abuse
  • Gender inequality issues

Research

My research interests are around domestic violence and gender inequality issues in Eastern Europe. I have previously conducted research that explores how domestic abuse impacts children.

Currently, I am undertaking a PhD which explores domestic violence experiences from the perspective of abused women in Bulgaria.

In Bulgaria, the issue of domestic violence is still under-researched. Little is known about the real magnitude as well as the details of this problem in the country due to the under-reported number of cases among the victims and survivors of domestic violence. Therefore, my PhD aims to contribute new knowledge regarding the experiences of domestic violence from the perspectives of Bulgarian women. 

  • Effects of domestic violence on children
  • Woman and child abuse
  • Gender inequality issues

Last updated 25 February 2020

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