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’ and... Continue Reading →

Four Key Questions

My research has identified four key questions for people recovering from childhood sexual abuse to consider. Some of the answers will be individual to you and it is vital that you make your own choices. After thinking of your answers to these questions you might feel that you want to take action yourself or you... Continue Reading →

Memory Wars

In the 1990's there was a lot of press about recovered memories of child sexual abuse (CSA), most suggesting that they were false memories implanted by therapists. I've been researching this area for my thesis and was surprised by what I found. The False Memory Syndrome Foundation was founded by Peter and Pamela Freyd after... Continue Reading →

All Party Parliamentary Group Report

I believe research should aim to change things for the better so I feed my results in wherever I can. One submission I made was to the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Adult Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse (CSA). They have published the first in a series of reports and included the evidence I... Continue Reading →

CSA, Memory and Dissociation

During my research it has become clear that people who have experienced CSA do not know about advances in CSA research. This is no fault of theirs but instead reflects how taboo the subject is. Nobody talks about it but lots of people experience it. I want to share up to date information about CSA... Continue Reading →

Evil

It's been a while since I blogged. I've been typing up interview transcripts - a long and complex job and investigating future possibilities - more of those in later blogs. Now the University teaching year has started I've been teaching seminars and covering my supervisor's lectures about the sociology of evil. It's really interesting stuff... Continue Reading →

First Article

My first journal article has been published. It's about Victorian child sexual exploitation and can be found here. It's only a short article and there is a lot more to write about Mary Jeffries - which I hope to do in other later articles.  

May 2018 Research Update

I've reached an important point in my research - the data gathering bit is finished and next I will analyse it all. There are 141 survey responses and 21 interviews. I will transcribe every interview (those that were recorded) which is taking me 5 hours/ish for each hour recorded. I'm aiming to get that done... Continue Reading →

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