Dr Nicola Sharp-Jeffs celebrates OBE at Buckingham Palace

The London Met researcher was awarded an OBE for her services to victims of domestic and economic abuse. She attended the Royal Garden Party with family.

Date: 10 June 2022

Dr Nicola Sharp-Jeffs, Emeritus Research Fellow at the Child and Woman Abuse Studies Unit (CWASU) at London Met, celebrated her OBE medal two years after being honoured on the 2020 Queen’s Birthday list.

Dr Nicola Sharp-Jeffs, founder and CEO of Surviving Economic Abuse (SEA), was awarded an OBE for her services to victims of domestic and economic abuse. Nicola worked in the domestic abuse field for over ten years before she launched SEA in 2017, the first and only charity in the UK dedicated to raising awareness of economic abuse and transforming responses to it.

Since founding SEA, Nicola and her team have worked with a range of businesses and services, providing advice and information on what economic abuse is, and how to better support victim-survivors. She has also advised government bodies on the subject, which was recognised in the Domestic Abuse Act affording survivors legislative recognition and protection for the first time.

Due to Covid-19, Dr Sharp-Jeffs opted to join the garden party held at Buckingham Palace and was posted her OBE medal, in lieu of a socially distanced investiture.

The CWASU is the only research unit in Europe that integrates a focus on all forms of violence against women and child abuse. It has completed over 140 research and evaluation projects and is known for its work on making connections between forms of gender violence as well as between violence against women and child protection. 

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