Ellie Buxton

MA, BA Hons

Pronouns: She/her
  • Doctoral Researcher

Ellie completed her undergraduate degree (BA Hons) in Human Geography at the University of Liverpool, followed by a masters degree in Social Policy at the University of Birmingham, which inspired her interest in policy which aims to address the issue of violence against women and girls.

Ellie is currently a doctoral researcher at Loughborough University, based in the School of Criminology, Sociology and Social Policy. Her research interests include engaging men and boys in the prevention of violence against women and girls, and her current project focuses on exploring men’s perspectives on making misogyny a hate crime.


Exploring Men’s Perspectives on Making Misogyny a Hate Crime

PGR Supervisors: Professor Line Nyhagen, Dr Olivia Smith, and Dr Neema Trivedi-Bateman

Ellie’s PhD research project is inspired by the recent increase in public conversation around what has been referred to as a ‘national epidemic’ of violence against women in the UK. Whilst discussions regarding solutions to this ‘epidemic’ have focused on whether to include misogyny in hate crime policy; there is limited literature about this in the UK context. There have also been calls to refocus on men’s role in the prevention of this violence.

In response, Ellie’s PhD research will utilise a qualitative methodology to explore how men perceive the ‘issue’ of misogyny, and the potential influence of misogyny hate crime policy on men’s attitudes towards violence against women and its prevention.

This project aims to aims to inform conversations around the potential inclusion of misogyny as a hate crime. Additionally, it will provide context regarding men’s understandings and attitudes towards misogyny and its prevention, to inform responses to violence against women in the UK more broadly.