Victoria Burton

Lecturer in Social Work

Faculty of Health Sciences

01482 464679

Victoria is a lecturer in social work who has been at the University of Hull since 2010.

Her area of interest is in domestic abuse / coercive control, and she is currently studying for a PhD on father involvement in the context of domestic abuse and fathers' perspectives on their relationships with their children.

Victoria has worked in a variety of roles relating to children and families within the Humber region including posts at De La Pole Hospital, Sutton Place Safe Centre, NCH Action for Children and the NSPCC. She currently chairs the Hull Domestic Abuse Forum.


Research Interests

  • Domestic abuse and coercive control

  • Father involvement in social work

  • Professional curiosity and the dynamics of child protection practice


Burton V and Revell L, 'Professional Curiosity in Child Protection: Thinking the Unthinkable in a Neo-Liberal World', British Journal of Social Work (2017)

Revell L and Burton V, 'Supervision and the Dynamics of Collusion: A Rule of Optimism?', British Journal of Social Work (2016)

Brenna I, Burton V, Gormally S, O'Leary N J M, 'An Exploration of Domestic Abuse Patterns and Service Provision in Humberside', University of Hull (2016)


Programmes taught on (2019)

Modules list

  • Practice Skills Development

  • Context of Service Users Lives

  • Context of Social Work Practice

  • Domestic Abuse

Teaching awards and accolades

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Professional highlights

Academic qualifications

  • MA Social Work

  • PhD in Social Work (due for completion November 2019)

External roles

  • Chair, Hull Domestic Abuse Forum

  • Trainer, Hull Safeguarding Children Board

Professional highlights

  • White Ribbon Accreditation 2017 - University of Hull