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.
Intimate partner violence
Online child sexual abuse
Young people and pornography
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.
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