Jessica Eaton is a national independent specialist in the psychology of victims of sexual violence, abuse, sexual trauma and the social phenomena of victim blaming. She is a doctoral researcher at the Centre for Criminological and Forensic Psychology at the University of Birmingham. She was shortlisted for the Emma Humphreys Memorial Prize for her work raising awareness of violence against women and girls – specifically for her work challenging the psychiatric diagnoses of women and girls who have experienced sexual traumas.
Jessica has recently developed and validated a new psychometric measure of victim blaming of women and girls, written the new CSE evidence review and published two studies exploring whether CSE training can change police officer and social worker attitudes towards victims of CSE.
Jessica is the founder of the first male mental health and well-being centre in the UK, built on a whole person perspective of trauma and distress.