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Associate Professor of Social Work, London South Bank University

My PhD considered the role of mobile phones in the coercive control of heterosexual women who had fled abusive relationships. It identified the way perpetrators use mobile phones to coercively control their partner and the impact of this on women. Foucault's theory of disciplinary power was used to understand this abuse. I have also researched into women and girls involved in child criminal exploitation and I am currently interested in how we can use domestic abuse frameworks to understand child criminal and sexual exploitation. I am unique in my knowledge of technological abuse and coercive control within both intimate relationships and gang settings and how these three areas intersect. This has been recognized by several policy makers including Parliament when I was seconded to the House of Commons Library and by MOPAC who sought my expertise to inform London's Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) policy (expected March 2022)

Experience

  • –present
    Associate Professor of Social Work, London South Bank University

Education

  • 2019 
    London South Bank University, Doctorate in Social Work