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Past conferences

  • 2013 Sexual Violence Workshops
  • 2011 Sexual Violence Workshops
  • 2010 Hate Crimes Conference
  • 2008 Hate Crimes Conference

2013 Sexual Violence Workshops

The Forensic Psychological Services at Middlesex University ran a series of workshops looking at different aspects of sexual violence. The workshops, approved by the British Psychological Society (BPS), explored current national and international research and practice in the area.

The BPS CPD workshops included:

  • Negotiating ethical sexual relationships (27th June, 2013)
    This workshop was designed to provide participants with insight into the psychological underpinnings of approaches to negotiating ethical sexual relationships.
  • Intersectionality and sexual violence (17th September, 2013)
    This event explored the benefits and limitations of using an intersectional framework to understand and work with victim-survivors and perpetrators of sexual violence. It was designed to provide participants with an introduction to 'intersectionality' and to begin thinking critically about intersecting power differentials, and systematic structural oppression.
  • The investigation and prosecution of rape

2011 Sexual Violence Workshops

In September 2011, Middlesex University held a conference on sexual violence. Listed below are presentations and posters from this conference.


Professor Betsy Stanko
An evidence base for change?: The challenge of 'what we know' about rape for policy and practice


Session: International Issues in Sexual Violence

Monica Romero-Sánchez & Jesús L. Megias
Social Perceptions of sexual assaults in college students: A qualitative study using focus groups methodology

Session: Linking Sexual Offences and Multiple Perpetrator Rape

Teresa da Silva, Leigh Harkins & Jessica Woodhams
Heterogeneity within multiple perpetrator rapes: A national comparison of single, duo and 3+ perpetrator rapes

Mackenzie Lambine, Miranda Horvath, Jacqueline Gray & Joanna Adler
An integrated model of self-regulation and male peer support in multiple perpetrator rape offences

Jan Winter, Gina Rossi and Jessica Woodhams
The weakest link? An update on linkage analysis of serious sexual assaults

Session: Experiences of Sexual Violence

Claire Potter, Nancy Kelly, Christine Horrocks & Viv Burr
Seeking to move on after drug assisted sexual assault and rape: The narrative accounts of three women

Nadia Wager
The relationships between childhood disclosure of child sexual abuse, 'betrayal trauma' and sexual revictimisation in adolescence and adulthood

Avigail Moor
Dehumanized, humiliated, and frozen: Key aspects of the rape experience that link it to psychological outcome

Heather Flowe & Naomi Cable
Alcohol and memory for sexual aggression: Encoding failure depends on the emotional salience of the to-be-remembered information

Session: Improving Responses to Sexual Violence

Raquel Correia
An overview of using EMDR within an acute sexual assault referral centre

Lena Stadler & Steffen Bieneck
Evaluation of formal institutions' reactions on reporting and help-seeking behaviour following sexual violence

Session: Taking Action

Shelly Stoops
Not an occupational hazard-sexual violence and street sex work in Liverpool: Ensuring justice, prosecuting offenders and creating cultural change

Sara Valentina Di Palma
Mass rape in Bosnia and Rwanda: Violence silencing and feminist answers

Jeanne Sarson & Linda MacDonald
Sexualized Torture in the Domestic/Private Sphere and 'Body Talk': A Human Rights and Relational Feminist Paradigm

Session: Criminal Justice Responses to Sexual Violence

Jacqueline Gray & Jennifer Temkin
Some methodological issues in evaluating the significance of rape myths in trial outcomes

Lesley McMillan
'Real rapes' or 'good cases'?: Police officers' perceptions of reported rape cases

Session: Offenders

Kim Sadique
'Through the looking glass': The role of fantasy in internet sexual offending and implications for assessment and treatment

Geraldine Akerman
A fantasy modification programme developed to run in a democratic therapeutic community

Session: International Issues in Sexual Violence

Els Leye & Alexia Sabbe
Striking the right balance between prosecution and prevention of female genital mutilation in Europe. A review of legislation


Amy Grubb & Terri-Anne Tarn
An exploratory analysis of the relationship between women's rape fantasies, rape myth acceptance, rape victim empathy and rape blame attribution

Charlotte Diehl, Selina Helmke, Pia Kobusch, Michael Papendick, Jonas Rees, Nina Vanselow & Gerd Bohner
Facing powerful men vs. sexy women activates different motives for sexual harassment

Kathleen Ward
"The land of rape and honey": Racism, regionalism and sexual violence in Queen v. Edmonson, Kindrat and Brown

Sueli Williams & Afroditi Pina
The influence of rape myth acceptance upon individuals' rape-supportive and victim blaming attributions: Exploring the utility of the IRMA-SF as a possible screening tool for potential jurors on rape cases

2010 Hate Crimes Conference

'Tackling Hatred Head On: Working with Hate Crime Offenders and Extremism' Tuesday, 21st September, 2010
Hendon Campus, London

The following conference presentations (in PDF format) are available to download:

'Preventing Terrorism: Risk, Rehabilitation and Community' Basia Spalek, University of Birmingham

'Narratives in Groups: The 'Violence Prevention Network's' Approach of Psycho-Dynamic Group Work with Young Hate Crime Offenders'
Harald Weilnböck, Violence Prevention Network

'Keeping Communities Safe: Working with Perpetrators of Hate Crime'

Presentation by Liz Dixon, London Probation Trust

Presentation by Elena Noel, Southwark Mediation

Presentation by Mark Walters, University of Oxford

'What Works and What Doesn't in the World of Preventing Violent Extremism'
Hanif Qadir, Active Change Foundation

'Whose Identity? Taking Another Look: Emerging Approaches to Working with Extremist Offenders'
Chris Dean, National Offender Management Service

'Disengagement from Extremist Groups: Processes and Programmes'
Tore Bjørgo, Norwegian Police University College

'Developing a Model of Intervention with Perpetrators of Hate Crime in the Context of Northern Ireland: A Societal Challenge'
Pat Conway, Northern Ireland Association for the Care and Resettlement of Offenders

'Countering Terrorism: Preventing Violent Extremism'
Debbie Gupta, Prevent and RICU Lead, Home Office

For additional information on this past conference, please see:

  • Conference Overview
  • Speaker Information

2008 Hate Crimes Conference

Symposium report [PDF]
Presentation by Superintendent Paul Giannasi [PowerPoint]
Hate crime workshop, CPS [Word]
Protecting Diversity by Joshua Castellino (Middlesex) [Word]
Policing and hate crime by Manny Barot [PowerPoint]
Criminological Research, Professional Practice and the Challenge of Hate Crime by Nathan Hall [PowerPoint]
Policy & Practice, ROTA [PowerPoint]
Southwark Mediation - Hate crimes handbook [Word]
Southwark Mediation - Workshop overview [Word]
Stop Hate UK - presentation [PowerPoint]
Hate Crime in Haringey by Tony Goodman (Middlesex) [PowerPoint]
Victim Support - opening address [PowerPoint]
Victim Support - workshop presentation [PowerPoint]

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