Jo has been based at Child and Woman Abuse Studies Unit since 2001 as a research fellow and became a senior research fellow in 2013.
Jo has been involved in several of Child and Woman Abuse Studies Unit’s key research and evaluation projects funded by the Home Office, including on Domestic Violence Protection Orders (DVPOs) in England (2013), attrition in reported rape cases (2005), Sexual Assault Referral Centres (2004) and the use of forensic nursing in reported rape and sexual assault (2004). Other projects Jo has worked on include research into attrition in reported rape cases across Europe (2009), analysis of data on Rape Crisis service users (2016) and discourses about child sexual abuse (2018). She is currently working on an evaluation of new Rape Crisis services.
- Lovett, J, Coy M and Kelly, L (2018) Deflection, Denial and Disbelief: Social and Political Discourses about Child Sexual Abuse and their Influence on Institutional Responses, London: Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA).
- Lovett, J and Kelly L (2016) Profile of Rape Crisis Service Users and their Experiences of Sexual Violence, Hidden Depths Research Report, London: Child and Woman Abuse Studies Unit.
- Kelly, L and Lovett, J (2016) ‘Demand Reduction: Sweden Case Study’ in Walby, S, Apitzsch, B, Armstrong, J, Balderstone, S, Follis, K, Francis, B, Kelly, L, May-Chahal, C, Rashid, A, Sahire, K, Towers, J and Tunte, M, Study on the Gender Dimension of Trafficking in Human Beings, Luxembourg: European Union.
- Scott, S, Williams, J, McNaughton Nicholls, C, McManus, S, Brown, A, Harvey, S, Kelly, L and Lovett, J (2015) Violence, Abuse and Mental Health in England: Population Patterns, Responding Effectively to Violence and Abuse (REVA project), Briefing 1. London: NatCen.
- Scott, S, Williams, J, McNaughton Nicholls, C, McManus, S, Brown, A, Harvey, S, Kelly, L and Lovett, J (2015) A Briefing for Service Providers and Commissioners: Measuring Outcomes for Survivors of Violence and Abuse, Responding Effectively to Violence and Abuse (REVA project), Briefing 5, London: NatCen.
- Kelly, L, Adler, J, Horvath, M, Lovett, J, Coulson, M, Kernohan, D, Gray, M, Hillier, J and Nicholas, S (2013) Evaluation of the Pilot of Domestic Violence Protection Orders, Home Office Research Report 76, London: Home Office.
- Lovett, J and Kelly, L (2009) Different Systems, Similar Outcomes? Tracking Attrition in Reported Rape Cases Across Europe, London: CWASU.
- Lovett, J and Horvath, M (2009) Alcohol and Drugs in Rape and Sexual Assault, in Horvath, M & Brown, J (eds.), Rape: Challenging Contemporary Thinking, Cullompton: Willan Publishing.
- Coy, M, Lovett, J and Kelly, L (2008) Realising Rights, Fulfilling Obligations: A Template for an Integrated Strategy on Violence against Women, London: CWASU.
- Lovett, J, Uzelac, G, Horvath, M and Kelly, L (2007) Rape in the 21st Century: Old Behaviours, New Contexts and Emerging Powers, ESRC End of Award Report, RES-000-22-1679, Swindon: ESRC.
- Kelly, L, Lovett, J and Regan, L (2005) A Gap or a Chasm? Attrition in Reported Rape Cases, Home Office Research Study 293, London: Home Office.
- Lovett, J, Regan, L and Kelly, L (2004) Sexual Assault Referral Centres: Developing Good Practice and Maximising Potentials, Home Office Research Study 285, London: Home Office.
- Regan, L, Lovett, J and Kelly, L (2004) Forensic Nursing: An Option for Improving Responses to Reported Rape and Sexual Assault, Home Office Development and Practice Report 31, London: Home Office.
Jo has spoken recently at the seminar held by the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) on social and political narratives about child sexual abuse. She has also spoken at numerous conferences on the topic of sexual violence.
Senior Research Fellow, Child and Woman Abuse Studies Unit