Nicola Sharp-Jeffs

Fellow’s Profile

Nicola Sharp-Jeffs

Fellow’s Profile

Nicola Sharp-Jeffs

Supporting survivors of financial abuse

Fellowship

Focus

Developing support mechanisms for survivors of financial abuse

Fellowship year

2016

Biography

I am the CEO of Surviving Economic Abuse (SEA), the charity I established following my 2016 Fellowship to the USA and Australia. After seeing the innovative responses to economic abuse in these counties, I was determined to ensure that women in the UK had access to the same support. Set up in 2017, the charity has already influenced legislative change and transformed frontline practice. At the time of my Fellowship I was a researcher in the Child and Woman Abuse Studies Unit (CWASU) at London Metropolitan University (2013-18). I have since been appointed by the university as an emeritus research fellow and so continue to publish on the issue of economic abuse. Due to my knowledge in the area, I am considered a leading expert in economic abuse as it occurs within the context of coercive control. Pre-2013 I worked within policy influencing and parliamentary roles – again within the violence against women and girls sector. In October 2020, I was awarded an OBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours for services to survivors of domestic and economic abuse.

Activity

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Activity

Disclaimer

All Reports are copyright © the author. The moral right of the author has been asserted. The views and opinions expressed by any Fellow are those of the Fellow and not of the Churchill Fellowship or its partners, which have no responsibility or liability for any part of them.