I joined Middlesex University in 2003, and am currently the Programme Leader for the BPS accredited MSc Forensic Psychology. I also teach forensic psychology at undergraduate level and pursue my research interests which centre around the operation of justice - particularly in the contexts of sexual violence and terrorism. I also have research interests around understanding sexual consent, prevention of sexual violence (with particular focus on public transport), internet trolling, public engagement with the Criminal Justice System, and fear of crime.
In September 2011 and September 2015, together with colleagues Miranda Horvath and Susan Hansen, I have organised two very successful Sexual Violence Conferences at Middlesex University. We have run a series of sexual violence workshops for the British Psychological Society, and I have also contributed to various conferences, workshops and round-table events relating to sexual violence.
Administrative and professional duties/roles
Ethics team member
PhD Forensic Psychology (Kent)
MSc Forensic Psychology (Kent);
BSc Social Psychology (Kent)
I am also a Chartered Member, and Associate Fellowof the British Psychological Society.
Learning & Teaching Interests
Teaching forensic psychology, particularly sexual violence, investigative psychology, and terrorism.
Supervision of undergraduate and postgraduate dissertations, and also PhD supervision within my research topics.
Adler, J.R. & Gray, J.M. (2010). Forensic Psychology: Concepts, Debates and Practice (2nd Edition). Cullompton: Willan.
Research Outputs & Interests
Investigation and prosecution of rape
The effects of rape myths
Attitudes to the Criminal Justice System
Decline of terrorist groups
Conceptualisation of terrorism
Terrorism and responses to it as communication
Fictive kinship and criminality
Recent research projects have included: 1) The operation of rape myths in the courts; 2) Understanding sexual consent; 3) Understanding of Internet Trolling.
Gekoski, Anna and Gray, Jacqueline M. and Adler, Joanna R. and Horvath, Miranda A. H. (2017) The prevalence and nature of sexual harassment and assault against women and girls on public transport: an international review. Journal of Criminological Research, Policy and Practice, 3 (1). pp. 3-16. ISSN 2056-3841
Temkin, Jennifer and Gray, Jacqueline M. and Barrett, Jastine (2016) Different functions of rape myth use in court: findings from a trial observation study. Feminist Criminology . ISSN 1557-0851 (Published online first)
Gekoski, Anna and Gray, Jacqueline M. and Horvath, Miranda A. H. and Edwards, Sarah and Emirali, Aliye and Adler, Joanna R. (2015) 'What works' in reducing sexual harassment and sexual offences on public transport nationally and internationally: a rapid evidence assessment. Project Report. Middlesex University; British Transport Police; Department for Transport, London.
Gekoski, Anna and Gray, Jacqueline M. (2011) It may be true, but how's it helping? UK police detectives' views of the operational usefulness of offender profiling. International Journal of Police Science & Management, 13 (2). pp. 103-116. ISSN 1461-3557
Gray, J.M. (May to July 2013) Developing a measure of public attitudes to internet trolling.£2016 Middlesex University School of Health and Education.
This funding has allowed for a pilot project to be carried out to develop and test a measure of public attitudes to internet trolling. This will form the basis of future work to attempt to understand the conceptual distinctions, and acceptability (or otherwise) of a range of online behaviuors.
Gray, J.M. & Temkin, J. (August to December 2010) Rape myths in the courtroom. £17, 862 Nuffield Foundation
This project consisted of the observation of rape trials in the London and South East area, to identify whether rape myths are still being used in these cases. The observations weer supplemented by interviews with the barristers acting in the trials, to explore their understanding of these ideas, and their views on the way in which the are, and should be, used in court.
Engagement & Impact
Jackie has delivered continuing professional development training on various aspects of sexual violence for the British Psychological Society. She also carried out (with colleagues from Middlesex University) a rapid evidence assessment into 'what works' in preventing sexual harassment and violence on public transport, for British Transport Police and the Department for Transport. This work has contributed to ongoing international efforts to reduce sexual harassment and violence on public transport.