Dr Nadia Wager is a Reader in Forensic Psychology at the University of Huddersfield (and previously University of Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire New University). She was awarded a PhD in Applied Social Psychology from Brunel in 2002 and has been lecturing in Forensic Psychology and Victimology ever since. She has a long history of evaluating community interventions for victims of serious crimes whilst working in partnership with those delivering the services. This has included conducting research for the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse on the quantification of online-facilitated child sexual abuse/exploitation, the evaluation of an Independent Trauma Advisor service for victims of modern day slavery, a rapid evidence assessment on the outcomes for survivors of historic child sexual abuse, an evaluation of the co-production of Victim Support’s service for adult survivors of child sexual abuse, and a national survey of the police exploring their experiences of and perspectives on the disruption and prevention of child sexual abuse and exploitation. Her primary areas of research interest are; measuring the extent, impact, prevention of, and societal responses to victimisation, particularly in relation to sexual victimisation and modern slavery. Additionally, she has a keen interest in the routes to justice in the aftermath of sexual victimisation, which includes the application of restorative justice in sexual violence cases.
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