Nicola Sharp-Jeffs

Nicola Sharp-Jeffs  

Dr Nicola Sharp-Jeffs joined the Child and Women Abuse Studies Unit 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, and "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 and the role of self-defence in the prevention of Violence Against Women.

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. & 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. & 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. & 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. (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)
Email: n.sharp@londonmet.ac.uk