The Tattooed Lady!

Recently I read this article about tattooing as a way to reclaim your body and your autonomy. This resonated with me on a professional and personal level. Young (1992) argues that for a person who has not experienced trauma, the physical environment is divided into ‘me’ and ‘not me.’ The physical boundary between ‘me’ andContinue reading “The Tattooed Lady!”

‘I am in the World to Change the World’

Well this is good news to end the week. 400 reads on Researchgate and 204 downloads on the White Rose ethesis site! Whilst I’ve been busy with homeschooling and lockdowns people have been reading my work. 😃 There’s much more in the pipeline that I will share as soon as I can. In the meantimeContinue reading “‘I am in the World to Change the World’”

Response to Violence Against Women and Girls Call for Evidence

This is a copy of the response I submitted to the government’s recent call for evidence. If you want this as a .pdf you can download it here. About the Research This submission is based upon Wellcome Trust funded research involving 140 adult survey respondents and 21 detailed interviews, in which participants were asked whatContinue reading “Response to Violence Against Women and Girls Call for Evidence”

Violence against Women and Girls Consultation

The UK Government have released a survey and a ‘call for evidence’ regarding violence against women and girls (or where the majority of victims are women and girls). You can fill in the survey here: https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/violence-against-women-and-girls-vawg-call-for-evidence The deadline is the 19th February.

Information for Professionals Supporting Adults Recovering from Childhood Sexual Abuse

When I started my PhD I wanted my research primarily to be aimed at people who had experienced childhood sexual abuse. This was because so much previous research was created for professionals. However, the data I gathered does have implications for all sorts of professionals; people working in the law, health, social work, community andContinue reading “Information for Professionals Supporting Adults Recovering from Childhood Sexual Abuse”