Ceryl Teleri Davies

Ceryl Teleri Davies
Lecturer in Social Work (part-time)
01248 382815


Ceryl is a part time Lecturer in Social Work.

Ceryl is a doctoral student in the Social and Political Sciences department at the University of Lincoln, funded by the University. Ceryl is a qualified Solicitor and Social Worker, with a Master’s degree in both work areas, a postgraduate diploma in Community and Criminal Justice, and qualifications in Mental Health. Ceryl has extensive practice-based experience across social care, criminal justice and mental health services, including work on a multi-agency basis to support children, young people and vulnerable adults at practitioner, middle and senior management level.

Prior to coming to Bangor University, Ceryl taught at undergraduate and postgraduate level on the Criminology and Social Work degrees at the University of Lincoln and undertook a Visiting Lectureship at the University of Chester. Ceryl has worked as a Research Associate for King’s College London on the ‘Signs of Safety’ evaluation.

Ceryl has also undertaken independent work on child sexual exploitation, child to parent abuse, prevention work in schools, serious case reviews, domestic homicide reviews, adult practice reviews and several evaluations.


Research interests include feminist methodologies, participation with young people, Gender Based Violence, young relationships and prevention and early intervention in social care.

Ceryl’s PhD focuses on: This is abuse?: Voices of young women on the meaning(s) of intimate partner abuse, which is based on a regional study in North Wales which utilised a ‘mixed methods’ approach. This included an exploration of the nature of coercion and the psychological harm inflicted by such abuse as well as the impact of everyday forms of harassment such as sexual bullying, groping and gendered patterns of verbal abuse in schools and beyond.


Serious Case Review (2015): Baby W http://library.nspcc.org.uk/HeritageScripts/Hapi.dll/search2?searchTerm0=C5734&_ga=1.40712674.1398505720.1467546985

Serious Case Review (2016): Child E https://www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/lscb/the-lscb/serious-case-review/124646.article

Child Exploitation Learning Review (2016): http://www.safeguardingpeterborough.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/An-Overview-of-the-Multi-agency-response-to-CSE-in-Peterborough.pdf

Book Chapters

Davies, C. & Keeling, J.  Chapter 15: Safeguarding the older person from abuse and neglect. In J.Keeling & D. Goosey. Safeguarding across the Life Span. London. Sage Publications. 2016  (Forthcoming publication)

Keeling, J. & C. Davies. Chapter 11: Safeguarding within a domestic violence context. In J.Keeling & D. Goosey. Safeguarding across the Life Span. London. Sage Publications. 2016  (Forthcoming publication)


University of Lincoln, Domestic Violence Conference (2014)

ECPR Postgraduate Conference (2014), Young People’s Advisory Groups, University of Innsbruck, Austria

ECPR Conference (2015), Healthy Relationships, University of Montreal, Canada

ECPG European Conference, (2015) Young Women’s Voices, University of Uppsala, Sweden

British Society of Criminology Conference, (2015) This is abuse? :  Revealing the voices of young women on the meaning of intimate abuse, Plymouth University

Lincolnshire Safeguarding Children’s Board Conference (2015). Lessons Learnt from Serious Case Reviews

RAISE Conference (2015) Youth Justice Live!  Nottingham University

European Conference on Domestic Violence, The Voices of Young Women: Healthy Relationships, Queen’s University, Belfast

Children and Young People in a Changing World: Action, Agency and Participation (2016) This is abuse? Liverpool Hope University

Youth Matters 2016: Moving from the Margins, Young People & their voice, Newcastle University

 (In) Visible Culture, (2016), This is abuse? Voices of young women on the meaning(s) of intimate partner abuse, King’s College London


Seminar Series, Warwick University (2014)

Seminar, University of Lincoln (2014) Domestic Violence & Abuse: Learning from Reviews

Seminar Series, Bangor University (2015)

TED Talk, Pontio, Bangor University (2016)

Seminar Series, University of Lincoln (2016)

VAW Seminar, University of Chester (2016)

VAW Seminar, Gloucester University (2016)


Ceryl is a HEA Associate Fellow.

Ceryl contributes to the delivery of teaching on the MA Social Work and CPEL modules. She is also the link tutor for Bangor University for CPEL Modules.


Member of BASW & Registered Social Work with the Care Council for Wales

Co-Convenor British Sociological Association, Violence Against Women Study Group 

Ambassador BASW Cymru