Sexualised Violence and Abuse Research Lab

We investigate the psychological processes associated with sexualised violence and abuse, and their impact on individuals, and are dedicated to developing tools to help victims and survivors in their recovery. A second focus of the lab is the prevention and treatment of those who have committed offences.

To find out more about this lab please contact Dr Valentina Canessa-Pollard (nee. Cartei) at

Current Projects and Available Participation Opportunities

Our current research topics include psychological and environmental barriers to support for survivors of childhood sexual abuse, particularly from sexual and gender minorities, and ethnic minorities.

Anyone with an interest in sexualised violence and abuse research is welcome participate and work with us. We particularly encourage collaborations with the third and charity sectors, and students.

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