Jessica Eaton

Dedicated to impactful writing, speaking, teaching and research in forensic psychology, feminism & mental health.

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Research Interests

Recent Work

PhD Psychology

Thesis Title: ‘The Effect of Victim Blaming and Self Blame on the Recovery and Revictimisation of Female Sexual Assault and Rape Victims’

 

Studies:

 

1. Literature review of the social factors contributing to and supporting the victim blaming of women affected by sexual violence - completed

 

2. The design, testing and analysis of a new psychometric measure of victim blaming of sexual violence victims (N=1200) - completed

 

3. National cross-sectional survey of victim blaming attitudes of general public (N=25,000) - scheduled for 2018

 

4. Semi structured interviews of women who have experienced sexual violence on their thoughts about victim blaming and self blame - completed

 

5. Semi structured interviews of therapists, counsellors and support workers in sexual violence on how they attempt to support women who have been blamed for experiencing sexual violence -completed

 

 

 

Other research interests

 

Stereotyping, attitudes and perceptions of rape and sexual/domestic/childhood abuse

 

Origins and effects of victim-blaming on society and individuals

 

Re-offending rates of sexual offenders in criminal justice systems around the world

 

The psychological effect of abuse on the person including risk of re-victimisation, self-blame, guilt, acknowledgement & trauma

 

Perceptions of psychological services and counselling services for abuse in the BME community and by people with physical and learning disabilities

 

Feminist psychology including hyper-sexualisation, oppression, gender issues, masculinity, objectification, porn and equality

 

The effect of training to break down stereotypes and myths surrounding child abuse on professionals in the UK

 

Design and evaluation of scales, measurements, assessments and psychometric tools in mental health, crime and abuse

 

Perceptions and stigma of male mental health and help-seeking behaviours in crisis

The development of the first psychometric measure to test the attribution of blame towards female sexual violence victims (BOWSVA Scale)

 

The design, development and implementation of a new CSE therapeutic support programme for children in care

 

The design, research, development and implementation of a new CSE evaluative framework for CSE residential units

 

Delivered an accredited training programme for children who have experienced sexual exploitation to become public speakers

 

Evaluation of teaching, assessment and feedback across an entire university using qualitative methods

 

Service evaluation for a large multiple category prison to assess the impact of ongoing changes on the safety of prisoners and staff

 

Design, delivery and evaluation of a rolling programme of CSE training for social workers (confidential)

 

Design and evaluation of a new CSE training programme for police force (confidential)

 

Author of 'Child Sexual Exploitation ‘Chelsea’s Choice’ Handbook for KS3 and KS4 Teachers'

 

Evidence-Based Policing, Norfolk and Suffolk Police & Crime Commissioner

 

Evaluation of a community domestic violence perpetrator programme

 

Evaluation of a newly implemented triage system for 999 calls and response (confidential)

 

The Eaton Foundation - Male Mental Health Survey 2015

 

Author of 'Primary Schools Handbook: Session plans for sex education and health relationships work with 4-11 year olds'

 

The Eaton Foundation Trustee Board - Founder and Chairperson

 

The Eaton Foundation Male Mental Health Survey 2014

 

Author of Strategies and Tools for Abuse Counsellors Handbook  

 

 

For a list of training courses written by Jessica Eaton, please contact jessica@victimfocus.org.uk

 

To attend any of the Safe and Sound CSE training courses written by Jessica Eaton between 2014-2017, please visit their website www.safeandsoundgroup.org.uk