Dr Natasha Mulvihill

PhD, MSc, MA, PGCE, BSc(Hons)

  • BS8 1TZ

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Research interests

At the moment, I am working on three areas:

1. Professional and powerful perpetrators of sexual violence and abuse, and institutional harm:

  • Interested in the relationship between authority and coercion and specifically how 'high status/high public trust' professionals perpetrate sexual violence and abuse, and how professional tribunals and panels respond.  See this paper on doctor abuse, as an example.
  • In November 2022, I was awarded a European Research Council Starting Grant (1.5m Euro, over 5 years) to further this work on professional perpetrators.  This project runs from Autumn 2023 to Autumn 2028.
  • Currently writing up research on police perpetrated domestic and sexual abuse (outputs 2024).

2. Intersections of sexual violence and harm with popular culture, technology or faith:

3. Sex industry

  • Co-author of 2019 Home Office commissioned report on prostitution and sex work and recent book (2022).
  • Lead a final year unit called' Sex Power and Consumption', which looks at the sex industry in the UK and globally.
  • Academic adviser to the National Police Chiefs Council Sex Work Working Group since 2019.


Structured keywords and research groupings

  • SPS Centre for Gender and Violence Research
  • Sex Work
  • Prostitution
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Violence
  • Honour Abuse
  • Sexual Harm
  • Sexual Exploitation
  • Perpetrators
  • Rough Sex
  • Gender
  • Power
  • Crime
  • Justice
  • Faith
  • Representation
  • Popular Culture


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