Joy Cranham is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Education at the University of Bath. Her research interest lies in identifying effective approaches to educate families and children about healthy relationships. Her work focuses on strategies to develop preventative safeguarding practises at a familial level. Joy was an assistant headteacher before she began her research: she has over 20 years’ experience of teaching in the primary education sector. Joy has engaged with a range of social science and education research both in the context of her PhD and in other areas, including the dynamics of morality in bully/victim experiences. Additionally, she has worked on a project exploring loneliness in older people.