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portrait of Merili Pullerits

Merili Pullerits

Research Associate

School of Arts and Social Sciences, Department of Sociology

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City, University of London
Northampton Square
United Kingdom



Merili Pullerits joined the Violence and Society Centre at City, University of London in July 2019. Her research areas of interest are domestic violence and coercion, and trafficking in human beings. Merili is also a Research Student in the Department of Sociology where she started her degree in October 2019. For her research project she is using Crime Survey for England and Wales data to examine the relationship between physical violence and non-physical coercion in domestic relationships.

Prior to joining the Violence and Society Centre, Merili worked as a Researcher in the Crime and Justice team at NatCen Social Research. She worked on a range of research projects for various crime and justice related national agencies, and was involved in all stages of the research projects, including: research design, participant recruitment, data collection, analysis and report writing for both qualitative and quantitative research projects.


Reports (8)

  1. Sharrock, S., Kerr, J., Pullerits, M., Roberts, E. and Ailyn, S. (2020). Evaluation of the National Child Protection Inspection programme on policing. HMICFRS.
  2. Pullerits, M., Piggott, H., Turley, C., DeMarco, J., Ghezelayagh, S., Tann, J. … Wedlake-James, T. (2020). Successes and challenges of delivering hate crime community projects. Home Office.
  3. Roberts, E., Sharrock, S., Pullerits, M., Barnard, M. and Turley, C. (2020). The reform prisons pilot: Research report on lessons learnt. Ministry of Justice.
  4. Walby, S., Bell, P., Bowstead, J., Feder, G., Fraser, A., Herbert, A. … Verrall, R. (2020). Study on the economic, social and human costs of trafficking in human beings within the EU. Luxembourg: European Commission. ISBN 978-92-76-21349-9.
  5. Kerr, J., Roberts, E., Davies, M. and Pullerits, M. (2019). Process evaluation of the Global Positioning System (GPS) Electronic Monitoring Pilot: Qualitative findings. Ministry of Justice.
  6. Pullerits, M., Turley, C., Gates, S. and DeMarco, J. (2019). Public Perceptions of Extremism: Interim summary report. Commission for Countering Extremism.
  7. Bury, J., Pullerits, M., Edwards, S., Davies, C. and DeMarco, J. (2018). Enhancing Diversity in Policing. NatCen Social Research.
  8. Sharrock, S., Pullerits, M., Piggott, H., Edwards, S. and DeMarco, J. (2018). The experiences of victims of hate crime. NatCen Social Research.