CATS researchers: Mia Scally

Mia Scally

Research Psychologist

Mia Scally is currently a research associate with the Centre for Abuse and Trauma Studies and has previously worked as a research assistant for Forensic Psychological Services. Mia is currently involved in two research projects, including a rapid evidence assessment commissioned by the Ministry of Justice to look into 'what works' for young offenders and a project funded by the European Commission to explore child safety online (link). BSc Psychology with Counselling Theory, University of West London, 2008 Introduction to Counselling, Amersham & Wycombe College, 2009 MSc Forensic Psychology, Middlesex University, 2012 MPhil/PhD student, Forensic Psychology, Middlesex University, Expected completion 2019

Learning and teaching interests Mia Scally enjoys teaching on the topic of intimate partner violence and offender interventions. Mia Scally is a sessional lecturer at the University of West London, teaching topics such as domestic abuse and offender rehabilitation. Mia Scally has previously co-led the violent relationships module offered to third year undergraduate psychology and criminology students.

Research interests Intimate partner violence Online child sexual abuse Young people and pornography Offender interventions.

Research outputs

Sanders-McDonagh, E., Horvath, M., Apena-Rogers, S., Scally, M., and Piprawala, A. (2014). Evaluation of the Tender Healthy Relationships Project: Interim Report. Middlesex University and Tender Project for the Arts.

Horvath, M.A.H., Alys, L., Massey, K., Pina, A., Scally, M. & Adler, J. (2013). "Basically... porn is everywhere": A rapid evidence assessment on the effects that access and exposure to pornography has on children and young people. London: Office for the Children's Commissioner.

Conference presentations

Scally, M. & Horvath, M.A.H. (2013). Healthy relationships? An exploration of violence, blame and relationships amongst sixteen to nineteen year old students. Poster presented at the European Association of Psychology and Law Conference, Coventry. September 4-6.

Mia Scally has also worked as a research assistant on the following project; Kelly, L., Adler, J. R., Horvath, M.A.H., Lovett, J., Coulson, M., Kernohan, D., & Gray, M. (2013). Evaluation of the pilot of Domestic Violence Protection Orders. Research Report (76). London: Home Office. ISBN 9781782462620

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