‘Experiencing sexual victimisation in childhood: Meaning and impact – the perspectives of child sexual abusers’
MPhil (Social Policy):
‘“Different and unequal”: The experiences of families with children with learning disabilities’
BSc (Econ.) (Social Anthropology)
Diploma in Social Studies
I have worked at Swansea University since 1993, first as a senior research assistant and tutor; then as lecturer; and senior lecturer. My research – and much of my teaching, at both undergraduate and postgraduate level – has focused on sexual offending for some years now. I have a particular interest in the impact of sexual violence and abuse on victims; female sexual offending; and issues relating to children and young people who engage in sexually harmful behaviour.
Much of my research focuses on safeguarding and prevention, and amongst my publications are those which examine the strategies employed by child sexual abusers to access victims and perpetrate abuse (arising from an NSPCC funded study). My most recent publication examines the extent to which hotels function as venues for the sexual exploitation of children (Hughes-Jones, L. & Roberts, S. (2015).