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Nadia Wager

Nadia Wager

Prof. Nadia Wager

Professor of Psychology

What area does your research focus on?

I research issues related to various forms of gender-based violence (GBV) (e.g. intimate partner violence, sexual assault, child sexual abuse and exploitation and other types of serious crimes (e.g. modern day slavery). I am interested in measuring the scale of the problem, exploring the prevention of GBV, examining informal and formal responses to disclosures of victimisation and the needs and desires for moving on from victimisation experiences (e.g. the applicability of restorative justice). More recently I have become interested in the secondary victims of sexual crimes (e.g. the families of the perpetrators and the researchers studying this subject matter).

What are the other key aspects of your role?

I have run an international, multidisciplinary research centre at my previous institution and continue to work with my colleagues in Jamaica and Uganda on ongoing projects and grant applications.

My current key roles are mentoring staff in terms of building their research competence and supervising post-graduate students including MSc, Prof. Docs and PhDs. I have recently become (and previously served as) the Lead for Post Graduate Programmes and I am Deputy Lead for a Policing Clinic.

What do you like to do outside of work?

I love all things nature – my furry and feathered companions, walking, gardening (growing my own fruit and veg), the seaside, etc. I am also a keen, but possibly not proficient, DIYer. I enjoy spending time with my family, going to the theatre and attending live music events.

What do you think you could particularly offer mentoring support with?
  • Help thinking about how to broaden your network to enable the design and delivery of meaningful applied research which generates feasible and effective solutions and interventions for real world impact.
  • Assisting in grant writing experience with the ambition of successful grant capture.
  • Developing effective pathways to impact for research findings and outputs.
  • Finding opportunities for skills development and dissemination activities.