Office location 6.14 Sandra Burslem Building, Manchester Campus
Who am I?
Who am I?
Kate is one of two Heads of the Sylvia Pankhurst Gender Research centre at Manchester Metropolitan. She is an active researcher and writer who also works with others, to enhance their reasearch.
Kate also enjoys her work as Joint Admissions tutor for the LLB degrees, coordinating Open and Visit Days for prospective students, answering enquiries and considering applications.
Kate teaches criminal law, focussing on her research interests. She researches and writes about the law on rape; child sexual abuse, domestic abuse and female genital mutilation.
Kate also has 27 years of experience of providing support to women who have experienced abuse, in a voluntary setting. She is co-author of the “must read” book on the rape crisis movement in Britain; Rape Crisis: Responding to Sexual Violence (Russell House, 2008).
Kate’s recent work has included an ESRC Festival of Social Science event the new law on coercive control (Serious Crime Act 2015). During 2016, Kate gave papers on: "Honouring Sylvia Pankhurst" (at the launch of the Sylvia Pankhurst Gender Research Centre); "Feminist Activism in the NorthWest" (Merseyside, rape crisis conference); "Are we there yet?" (for Manchester Metropolitan Alumni); "Living up to Sylvia Pankhurst" (at the Women and Girls of Crewe, the North of England and Beyond, conference). Kate also hosted: an event for Safety4Sisters entitles "Voices from the Margins" about the lives of women who are undocumented and experience abuse and the northern launch of the new Centre for Women's Justice. In 2017 Kate hosted "Feminist Reflections on Law, Society and Social Care" at the Sylvia Pankhurst Gender Research Centre.
Kate has published in the Conversation, during 2017 on the "boyfriend Model" of abuse. In the Solicitors Journal Kate has written about Teaching about FGM. Forthcoming pieces deal with curating an exhibition on equalities and researching the domestic abuse "Freedom" Programme.
Kate is currently working, as part of a team of researchers, on the "Voices of Survivors, Greater Manchester" project. You can leanr more about the work here: http://vosgm.org.uk/
Criminal law; Feminist theory; law and theory on violence against women, in all its forms and topics relating to the support of survivors of abuse.
Academic and professional qualifications
Phd (Law), LLB (First Class) MMU.
Other academic service (administration and management)
Joint Admissions Tutor for the LLB degrees, full and part-time. Lecturer and personal tutor on the LLB. Researcher.
Research Expertise, Publications & Grants
Books (authored/edited/special issues)
K. Cook, M. James, R. Lee (2016). Core Statutes on Criminal Law 2016-17. K. Cook. Palgrave MacMillan.
K. Cook, M. James, R. Lee (2015). Core Statutes on Criminal Law 2015-16. Palgrave Macmillan.
K. Cook, M. James, R. Lee (2015). Core Statutes on Criminal Law 2015-16. Palgrave MacMillan, Basingstoke.
K. Cook, H. Jones (2007). Surviving Victimhood: The Impact of Feminist Campaigns’. Handbook of Victims and Victimology. Cullompton: Willan.
K. Cook (2004). Killing in Desperation. New Law Journal. pp.64-65.
K. Cook (2003). Rape Law. Consent@ FreeAgreement. co. uk: An Assessment of the Legal Definition of Consent, in the Light of the Current Review of Sexual Offences Law. Contemporary Issues in Law. 6(1), pp.7-22.
K. Cook (2001). Sexual history evidence: the defendant fights back. New Law Journal. pp.1133-1134.
K. Cook (1999). When is Rape a Real Crime?. New Law Journal. pp.1856-1871.
K. Cook (1999). A Time to Change: the Youth Justice and Criminal Evidence Bill and rape victim witnesses. The Criminal Lawyer. pp.1-6.
K. Cook (1998). Rape and Unrepresented Defendants: The Last Straw. The Criminal Lawyer. pp.3-4.
K. COOK, L. KELLY (1997). The Abduction of Credibility: A Reply to John Paley. British Journal of Social Work. 27(1), pp.71-84.
K. Cook (1997). Raging Against Rape: A new campaign for changes in the law. TROUBLE AND STRIFE. pp.23-29.
K. Cook (1995). Survivors and supporters: working on ritual abuse. Trouble and Strife. 32,
J. Bindel, K. Cook, L. Kelly (1995). Trials and Tribulations—Justice for Women: A Campaign for the 1990s. Feminist Activism in the 1990s. pp.61-61.
Chapters in books
K. Cook, S. May (2018). Showing Our Deeds: Activism and Exhibition Space. In: Feminism and Museums Intervention, Disruption and Change.. MuseumsEtc,
K. Cook (2013). Domestic Violence. A. Worsley, T. Mann, A. Olsen. In: Key Concepts in Social Work Practice. London: Sage, pp.66-69.
K. Cook (2012). Feminism, Women, Rape and Social Change. N. Kang-Riou. In: Confronting the Human Rights ACT 1998. Routledge,
K. Cook (2011). Voluntary Sector and Public Sector Responses: Supporting Survivors. JM. Brown, SL. Walklate. In: Handbook on Sexual Violence. Routledge,
K. Cook, J. Bindel (1995). Trials and tribulations - Justice for Women: a campaign for the 1990s. In: Feminist activism in the 1990s. London: Taylor & Francis, pp.65-76.
K. Cook Sharing Knowledge About Female Genital Mutilation. Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, United Kingdom, 1/11/2015.
K. Cook Lesbians and Feminism: Doc Martens Against Rape. People's History Museum, Manchester, United Kingdom, 1/2/2015.
K. Cook Unrecorded Victims of Domestic Violence. ESRC Festival of Social Science, MMU, Manchester, United Kingdom, 1/11/2014.
K. Cook Community Services for Women Survivors of Sexual Violence. 1/9/2014.
K. Cook Advocating for Survivors of Sexual Abuse. 1/9/2014.
K. Cook, K. Peach Advocating for Survivors of Sexual Abuse. Manchester Girl Geeks BarCamp, 1/5/2014.
K. Cook I'll Be There: Social Media in Support and Campaigning. Manchester Girl Geeks Barcamp, 1/5/2014.
K. Cook Believe Children Now. Aberdeen, United Kingdom, 1/1/2014.
K. Cook Securing Human rights. Safety4Sisters North West, 1/6/2013.
K. Cook Supporting Women. University of Salford, 24/6/2011.
K. Cook The Response We Need. London South Bank University, 1/4/2010.
K. Cook Feminism, Women, Rape and Social Change. Salford, United Kingdom, 1/1/2010.
K. Cook Rape Crisis: Responding to Sexual Violence. Birmingham, United Kingdom, 1/2/2008.
K. Cook (2013). Sex Without Consent, I Suppose That is Rape? How Young People in England Understand Sexual Consent. Office of the Children's Commissioner, London, Office of the Children's Commissioner.
K. Cook (2013). Access to Shelters of Undocumented Migrant Women Fleeing Domestic Violence: The Legal and Practical Situation in the Member States Study/Note for the Directorate General for Internal Policies. OpCit Research, London, European Parliament.
K. Cook (2005). Rape, the end of the story: a study of rape appeal cases.