University of Bristol Research on Prostitution and Sex work

Dear all,

As you may know, the University of Bristol has been commissioned by the Home Office and the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for South Wales to investigate (a) the nature and (b) the prevalence of prostitution and sex work in England and Wales.

In answering these two questions, we are seeking input from people currently or formerly involved in prostitution and sex work, from academics and independent researchers, NGOs/charities, criminal justice and health practitioners, police forces, and others.

The link to the survey is here: https://sps.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/university-of-bristol-research-on-prostitution-and-sex-work

We would be very grateful if you could cascade this link through your networks and contacts and complete this survey by close of Monday 16 July 2018.

We will then leave the survey open until 31 December 2018 for you to provide further comments or ask queries as you wish, but this initial consultation will be critical to inform the development of our work now – and before the summer period!

Over the coming months, we will add updates on the research here: http://www.bristol.ac.uk/sps/research/projects/current/prostitution-and-sex-work-nature-and-prevalence-in-england-and-wales/  This work is being led by Professor Marianne Hester.  My colleague Dr Andrea Matolcsi and myself are working on the project day to day.  We will be completing this work in Spring 2019.

We hope that the outcomes of this work will be useful to all involved so we thank you for your time and input in helping to make that possible.

Best wishes

Dr Natasha Mulvihill

Lecturer in Criminology
Centre for Gender and Violence Research
School for Policy Studies
University of Bristol
Bristol BS8 1TZ