Wednesday, 8 November 2017

Research Seminar - Shola Apena Rogers (Middlesex University)

*** Everyone Welcome! No need to book in advance*** 

Date: Thursday 16th November
Time: 12:00-13:00 
Room: College Building C205

Shola Apena Rogers (Middlesex University)

Sexual offences on London trains: What we know from proactive police officers’ experiences

Abstract: Sexual harassment has been prominent in public and media discourse in recent times, with its occurrence in the context of public transport coming under scrutiny. British transport Police (BTP) is looking for evidence-based research to inform their initiatives and policing strategies in relation tackling sexual offences that fall under their remit. Shola is working in collaboration with BTP to further knowledge and understanding of how sexual offences on London railways (SOLT) are committed.
An overview of the planned programme of research and the fundamental issues of consideration will be presented. This presentation will cover key findings from the first study in relation to BTP proactive officers’ experience of policing sexual offences. Shola will also present and discuss her own reflections on the benefits and challenges encountered in the conducting research in partnership with a police force. The presentation will conclude with a summary of the remaining studies within the research programme.

Shola Apena Rogers is at the end of her second year of a full-time PhD in Forensic Psychology at Middlesex University. She is a HCPC registered Psychologist Practitioner and Chartered Forensic Psychologist. Her practitioner experience is working with children, young people and their families in the community to support them to achieve positive outcomes and reduce the risk of (re-)offending.
Previous roles included Deputy Team Manager within Islington Children Social Care, a Multi-Systemic Therapist (MST) in CAMHS, a Case Manager and Restorative Justice Co-ordinator in Youth Offending Teams (YOTSs) and a volunteer at Victim Support line. Previous evaluation projects include: Tender National Pilot Programme, Domestic Violence Protection Orders (DVPOs) pilot, AVA - mental health and young women/substance misuse/sexual violence services.
Shola is currently co-module leader on the PSY4032 module in the MSc Forensic Psychology course at Middlesex University and is a guest lecturer and consultant researcher at the School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research at the University of Kent.

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