Dr Chelsea Mainwaring is a Lecturer in Psychology at London Met within the School of Social Sciences and Professions.
Chelsea has a BSc in Psychology and MSc in Forensic Psychology from Royal Holloway, University of London. She has also just finished her PhD at Goldsmiths, University of London.
Before undertaking her PhD, Chelsea held a Research Assistant position at the University of Surrey where she contributed to the Video Enabled Justice (VEJ) Independent Evaluation which was commissioned by the Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner to investigate the use of a new booking tool for first appearances in video court. Throughout her PhD, Chelsea held Associate Lecturer and Sessional Lecturer roles at Goldsmiths and London South Bank University.
Chelsea currently contributes to teaching research methods and statistics across levels 3, 4, and 5 on our Psychology BSc course. She is the module leader for the Foundations of Research in Psychology module at Level 3. Chelsea also contributes to the Forensic Psychology module on the Psychology BSc course and the Psychology and Criminal Behaviour module on our Criminology MSc. She also supervises a number of BSc and MSc research project students.
Chelsea has a broad interest in forensic psychology and criminal justice research. She is particularly interested in victimisation, perpetration, and prevention in contexts of sexual violence and image-based sexual abuse, as well as perceptions of these behaviours, with a focus on how individual differences, and situational and contextual factors impact these behaviours and perceptions. In particular, Chelsea's PhD research focused on bystander intervention in image-based sexual abuse contexts, and more specifically, facilitators and barriers of intervention in these contexts.
Fielding, N., Braun, S., Hieke, G., & Mainwaring, C. (2020). Video enabled justice evaluation. Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner.
Mainwaring, C. J., Bardi, A., & Meek, R. (2019). A glimpse into the role of personal values within the restorative justice process: a qualitative study with restorative justice facilitators. Contemporary Justice Review: Issues in Criminal, Social, and Restorative Justice, 22(1), 60-85.
Mainwaring, C., Gabbert, F., & Scott, A. J. (2022). A systematic review exploring variables related to bystander intervention in sexual violence contexts. Trauma, Violence, & Abuse.
Mainwaring, C., Scott, A. J., & Gabbert, F. (2023). Behavioral intentions of bystanders to image-based sexual abuse: A preliminary focus group study with a university student sample. Journal of Child Sexual Abuse.
Scott, A. J., Mainwaring, C., Flynn, A., Powell, A., & Henry, N. (2022). The extent and nature of image-based sexual abuse among young people: Perspectives from victims, perpetrators and bystanders. In H. Lim & B. McCleskey (Eds.), Interpersonal violence against children and youth (pp. 85-108). Lexington Books.
Mainwaring, C., Scott, A. J., Flynn, A., Powell, A., & Henry, N. (2021, July 7). The extent and nature of image-based sexual abuse among young people: Perspectives from victims, perpetrators and bystanders [paper presentation]. Conceptualising and Responding to Online Harms in Youth Digital Culture Workshop, University of Surrey, Guildford, UK.
Dr Chelsea Mainwaring
Lecturer in Psychology