Tully O’Neil

Tully’s doctoral research explores how victim-survivors engage with digital platforms in the aftermath of sexual violence.

Increasingly, scholars are acknowledging the importance of these platforms as spaces for survivors to discuss their experiences. Research suggests that there may be multiple reasons for this, including online vigilantism, disclosure or cyber justice.

Importantly, this project aims to build upon this prior research by understanding the perspectives of survivors who use these platforms. This will be achieved through the methods of digital ethnography and qualitative interviews. Ultimately, this PhD aims to use survivors voices to develop a new theoretical perspective around the significance of engaging with digital technologies following sexual violence.