Nicola Sharp-Jeffs

 
 

Nicola Sharp-Jeffs  

Dr Nicola Sharp-Jeffs joined the CWASU at London Met as a Research Fellow in 2013. She has worked within the violence against women and girls sector since 2006. In 2016, Nicola was made a Winston Churchill Memorial Trust (WCMT) Fellow and awarded a grant to carry out research exploring innovative approaches to economic abuse overseas.
 

Nicola’s research interests include:

  • economic abuse as a form of coercive control
  • rebuilding lives after domestic violence
  • coordinated community responses to domestic violence
  • ‘going missing’ in the context of woman and child abuse

She has published book chapters and journal articles on her doctoral studies which explore the links between going missing, forced marriage and child sexual exploitation. At CWASU, Nicola has completed longitudinal research exploring how women and children rebuild their lives after domestic violence. More recently, she has undertaken research on the prevalence of financial abuse and analysis of themes emerging from domestic homicide reviews.

She has also contributed to other CWASU projects, including:

  • research to explore the routes by which perpetrator programmes contribute to coordinated community responses to domestic violence
  • an evaluation of a partnership to develop a specialist service for Albanian-speaking women experiencing violence in London
  • the development of core standards for services supporting survivors of violence against women and girls
  • research on cultural encounters in interventions against violence
  • the role of self-defence in the prevention of violence against women

Sharp, N (2016) Hidden Links: Going Missing as an Indicator of Child Sexual Exploitation in Shalev-Greene, K and Alys, L (eds) Missing Persons: A Handbook of Research,Farnham: Ashgate

Sharp, N (2016) To Honour and Obey: Forced Marriage and Going Missing in Shalev-Greene, K and Alys, L (eds) Missing Persons: A Handbook of Research, Farnham: Ashgate

Sharp, N (2015) Keeping it from the Community, Community Safety – Special Edition on Child Sexual Exploitation, Sexual Violence and Community Safety 14(1) 56-66

Sharp-Jeffs, N (2015) Money Matters: Research into the Extent and Nature of Financial Abuse within Intimate Relationships in the UK London: The Co-operative Bank/Refuge

Sharp-Jeffs, N (2015) A Review of Research and Policy on Financial Abuse within Intimate Partner Relationships London: CWASU

Sharp, N (2013) Missing from Discourse: South Asian Young Women and Sexual Exploitation in Melrose, M and Pearce, J (eds) Critical Perspectives on Child Sexual Exploitation and Related Trafficking Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan

Kelly, L and Sharp-Jeffs, N (2016) Knowledge and Know-How: The Role of Self-Defence in the Prevention of Violence against Women

Coy, M and Sharp-Jeffs, N (2016) Changing Our Heads: Evaluation of the partnership between Shpresa Programme and Solace Women’s Aid to develop a specialist service for Albanian Speaking Women experiencing violence in London London: CWASU 

Kelly, L Sharp, N and Klein, R (2014) Finding the Costs of Freedom: How women and children rebuild their lives after domestic violence London: Solace Women’s Aid/CWASU 

Conferences

Sharp-Jeffs, N (2016) Financial abuse within a coercive control context, Brighton and Hove Community Safety Partnership, Brighton, 8 December

Sharp-Jeffs, N (2016) Financial abuse within intimate partner relationships and what intersectionality tells us, Tri-borough Violence Against Women and Girls Strategic Partnership, London, 29 November

Sharp-Jeffs, N (2016) Responding to financial abuse in the UK: the role of banks, Australian Bankers Association, University of New South Wales, 22 November

Sharp-Jeffs, N (2016) Financial abuse in the UK and what is being done to address it University of New South Wales, 22 November

Sharp-Jeffs, N (2016) Financial abuse in the UK Australian Financial Inclusion Network, Melbourne, 17 November

Sharp-Jeffs, N (2016) Research into the extent and nature of financial abuse within intimate partner relationships, University of Melbourne, 11 November

Sharp-Jeffs, N (2016) Financial abuse – an international perspective, Women’s Information Referral Exchange, Melbourne, 10 November

Sharp, N (2015) Perspectives on Femicide, Femicide Census: profile of women killed by men, London, 12 February

Sharp, N (2014) Finding the Costs of Freedom: How women and children rebuild their lives after domestic violence, Free from Fear: Ending domestic and sexual violence in Kingston, 1 December

Sharp, N (2014) Domestic Violence and the Workplace, SPONDEA, Prague, 1 November

Sharp, N (2014) Finding the Costs of Freedom: How women and children rebuild their lives after domestic violence, Social Justice Day, London Metropolitan University, 21 October

Sharp, N (2014) Finding the Costs of Freedom: How women and children rebuild their lives after domestic violence, Transformative Feminist Methods Conference, Durham, 10 September

Sharp, N (2014) Finding the Costs of Freedom: How women and children rebuild their lives after domestic violence, Equation seminar, Nottingham, 19 February

Sharp, N. (2013) Exploring the relationship between coercive control and space for action, Against Violence and Abuse (AVA), London, 20 October

Sharp, N. (2012) What’s yours is mine Surviving Financial Abuse: A Collaborative Approach to Supporting Victims of Domestic Violence and Financial Abuse, Wolverhampton, 16 May

Sharp, N. and Blacklock, N (2011) Workshop on the Role of Employers Professional by Experience: Survivor Perspectives on Preventing Violence Against Women, Rise, Brighton, 17 November

Sharp, N and Blacklock, N (2011) Domestic Violence Resources for Employers Workplace Domestic Violence Conference, Basildon Women’s Aid, 18 November

Sharp, N (2010) Opening Address 8th Annual Domestic Violence Conference – Addressing the Needs of Domestic Violence: The Political Landscape, London, 22 October

Sharp, N and Blacklock, N (2009) Domestic Violence Resources for Employers Assessing the Workplace Risk, Basildon Women’s Aid, 13 November

Sharp, N (2009) Economic Abuse: The Impact on Women and Children Experiencing Domestic Abuse, Paying the Price: the Economic and Social Cost of Domestic Abuse, Scottish Women’s Aid, Edinburgh, 16 September

Sharp, N (2008) Keynote Address, 9th Annual Tackling Domestic Violence Conference, Capita, London

Sharp, N (2005) Universal Birth Registration and Health Programming, International Confederation of Nurses’ 23rd Quadrennial Congress, Taiwan, 21-27 May

 

Oral evidence

Sharp, N (2011) Forced Marriage, House of Commons Home Affairs Committee, 22 March

Sharp, N (2006) Fractured Families, Centre for Social Justice RADIO Sharp, N (2015)

Sharp, N (2012) Finance and missing persons Woman’s Hour, Radio 4, 13 January

Sharp, N (2011) Withdrawal of rape allegations: changes to guidelines for judges, Woman’s Hour, Radio 4, 22 February

Dr Nicola Sharp-Jeffs
Research
Fellow at London Met's Child and Women Abuse Studies Unit (CWASU)
E: n.sharp@londonmet.ac.uk