Centre for Abuse and Trauma Studies (CATS)


TitleCentre for Abuse and Trauma Studies (CATS)

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Characteristics and circumstances of rail suicides in England 2019-2021: a cluster analysis and autopsy study  
Norman, H., Marzano, L., Fields, B., Brown, S., MacDonald Hart, S. and Kruger, I. 2024. Characteristics and circumstances of rail suicides in England 2019-2021: a cluster analysis and autopsy study  . Journal of Affective Disorders. 354, pp. 397-407. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jad.2024.03.020

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Content moderator mental health, secondary trauma, and well-being: a cross-sectional study
Spence, R., Bifulco, A., Bradbury, P., Martellozzo, E. and DeMarco, J. 2024. Content moderator mental health, secondary trauma, and well-being: a cross-sectional study. Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking. 27 (2), pp. 149-155. https://doi.org/10.1089/cyber.2023.0298

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Supporting digital key workers: Addressing the challenges faced by content moderators during and after the COVID-19 pandemic
Martellozzo, E., Bleakley, P., Bradbury, P., Spence, R. and DeMarco, J. 2024. Supporting digital key workers: Addressing the challenges faced by content moderators during and after the COVID-19 pandemic. International Journal of Technology, Policy and Management. 24 (2), pp. 212-228. https://doi.org/10.1504/IJTPM.2024.137818

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The psychological impacts of content moderation on content moderators: a qualitative study
Spence, R., Bifulco, A., Bradbury, P., Martellozzo, E. and DeMarco, J. 2023. The psychological impacts of content moderation on content moderators: a qualitative study. Cyberpsychology: Journal of Psychosocial Research on Cyberspace. 17 (4). https://doi.org/10.5817/cp2023-4-8

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Moderating online child sexual abuse material (CSAM): Does self-regulation work, or is greater state regulation needed?
Bleakley, P., Martellozzo, E., Spence, R. and DeMarco, J. 2023. Moderating online child sexual abuse material (CSAM): Does self-regulation work, or is greater state regulation needed? European Journal of Criminology. 21 (2), pp. 231-250. https://doi.org/10.1177/14773708231181361

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Content moderators’ strategies for coping with the stress of moderating content online
Spence, R., Harrison, A., Bradbury, P., Bleakley, P., Martellozzo, E. and DeMarco, J. 2023. Content moderators’ strategies for coping with the stress of moderating content online. Journal of Online Trust and Safety. 1 (5), pp. 1-18. https://doi.org/10.54501/jots.v1i5.91

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Understanding sexual violence and factors related to police outcomes
Davies, K., Spence, R., Cummings, E., Cross, M. and Horvath, M. 2022. Understanding sexual violence and factors related to police outcomes. Frontiers in Psychology. 13, pp. 1-13. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2022.977318

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Impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on reporting of rape, serious sexual offences, and domestic abuse in one English police force
Spence, R., Horvath, M., Dalton, C. and Davies, K. 2022. Impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on reporting of rape, serious sexual offences, and domestic abuse in one English police force. Journal of Gender-Based Violence. 6 (2), pp. 242-260. https://doi.org/10.1332/239868021X16425806897258

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The moderation effect of secure attachment on the relationship between positive events and wellbeing
Spence, R., Kagan, L., Nunn, S., Bailey-Rodriguez, D., Fisher, H., Hosang, G. and Bifulco, A. 2022. The moderation effect of secure attachment on the relationship between positive events and wellbeing. PsyCh Journal. 11 (4), pp. 541-549. https://doi.org/10.1002/pchj.546

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Life events, depression and supportive relationships affect academic achievement in university students
Spence, R., Kagan, L., Nunn, S., Bailey-Rodriguez, D., Fisher, H., Hosang, G. and Bifulco, A. 2022. Life events, depression and supportive relationships affect academic achievement in university students. Journal of American College Health. 70 (7), pp. 1931-1935. https://doi.org/10.1080/07448481.2020.1841776

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Family history and searching for hidden trauma—a personal commentary [Commentary]
Bifulco, A. 2021. Family history and searching for hidden trauma—a personal commentary [Commentary]. Genealogy. 5 (2). https://doi.org/10.3390/genealogy5020046

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The justice system is failing victims and survivors of sexual violence
Walker, T., Foster, A., Majeed-Ariss, R. and Horvath, M. 2021. The justice system is failing victims and survivors of sexual violence. The Psychologist. 34.

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Understanding trauma in children and young people in the school setting
Spence, R., Kagan, L., Kljakovic, M. and Bifulco, A. 2021. Understanding trauma in children and young people in the school setting. Educational and Child Psychology. 38 (1), pp. 87-98.

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The child attachment style interview (Child-ASI) and depression: preliminary findings
Bifulco, A., Jacobs, C., Oskis, A., Bunn, A. and Spence, R. 2021. The child attachment style interview (Child-ASI) and depression: preliminary findings. Educational and Child Psychology. 38 (1), pp. 62-74.

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Life events and emotional disorder revisited: research and clinical applications
Bifulco, A., Spence, R. and Kagan, L. 2020. Life events and emotional disorder revisited: research and clinical applications. London, UK Routledge.

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The long-term effects of childhood financial hardship mediated by physical abuse, shame, and stigma on depression in women
Spence, R., Nunn, S. and Bifulco, A. 2019. The long-term effects of childhood financial hardship mediated by physical abuse, shame, and stigma on depression in women. Maltrattamento E Abuso All’infanzia: Rivista Interdisciplinare. 21 (1), pp. 55-72. https://doi.org/10.3280/MAL2019-001005

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Exploring policing and industry practice in the prevention of online child sexual abuse
Davidson, J., Schimmenti, A., Caretti, V., Puccia, A., Corbari, E., Bogaerts, S., Schilder, J., Scally, M., Bifulco, A. and DeMarco, J. 2019. Exploring policing and industry practice in the prevention of online child sexual abuse. in: Bryce, I. and Petherick, W. (ed.) Child Sexual Abuse: Forensic Issues in Evidence, Impact, and Management Academic Press, Elsevier. pp. 657-678

Book chapter

Assessing attachment style in traumatized adolescents in residential care: A case approach
Jacobs, C., Boyce, N., Ilan-Clarke, Y. and Bifulco, A. 2019. Assessing attachment style in traumatized adolescents in residential care: A case approach. Maltrattamento E Abuso All’infanzia: Rivista Interdisciplinare. 21 (1), pp. 39-54. https://doi.org/10.3280/MAL2019-001004

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Partner violence in women - associations with childhood maltreatment, attachment style and major depression
Bifulco, A., Damiani, R., Jacobs, C., Bunn, A. and Spence, R. 2019. Partner violence in women - associations with childhood maltreatment, attachment style and major depression. Maltrattamento E Abuso All’infanzia: Rivista Interdisciplinare. 21 (2), pp. 13-28. https://doi.org/10.3280/MAL2019-002002

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Impacts of maltreatment in adolescence
Bifulco, A. and Frost, N. 2019. Impacts of maltreatment in adolescence. Maltrattamento E Abuso All’infanzia: Rivista Interdisciplinare. 21 (1), pp. 7-10. https://doi.org/10.3280/MAL2019-001001

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Impacts of childhood maltreatment in adulthood
Bifulco, A. and Frost, N. 2019. Impacts of childhood maltreatment in adulthood. Maltrattamento E Abuso All’infanzia: Rivista Interdisciplinare. 21 (2), pp. 7-11. https://doi.org/10.3280/MAL2019-002001

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The long-term effects of childhood neglect or abuse. Implications for child and family services in the UK
Bifulco, A. 2019. The long-term effects of childhood neglect or abuse. Implications for child and family services in the UK. Papers of Social Pedagogy. 12 (2), pp. 57-78. https://doi.org/10.5604/01.3001.0013.5890

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Assessing child abuse: "We need to talk!"
Bifulco, A. and Schimmenti, A. 2019. Assessing child abuse: "We need to talk!". Child Abuse and Neglect. 98. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chiabu.2019.104236

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Lifetime trauma, adversity and emotional disorder in older age women
Bifulco, A., Jacobs, C., Oskis, A., Cavana, F. and Spence, R. 2019. Lifetime trauma, adversity and emotional disorder in older age women. Maltrattamento E Abuso All’infanzia: Rivista Interdisciplinare. 21 (2), pp. 29-43. https://doi.org/10.3280/mal2019-002003

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A contextual approach to trauma experience: lessons from life events research
Spence, R., Kagan, L. and Bifulco, A. 2019. A contextual approach to trauma experience: lessons from life events research. Psychological Medicine. 49 (9), pp. 1409-1413. https://doi.org/10.1017/s0033291719000850

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Characteristics of severe life events, attachment style, and depression – Using a new online approach
Bifulco, A., Kagan, L., Spence, R., Nunn, S., Bailey-Rodriguez, D., Hosang, G., Taylor, M. and Fisher, H. 2019. Characteristics of severe life events, attachment style, and depression – Using a new online approach. British Journal of Clinical Psychology. 58 (4), pp. 427-439. https://doi.org/10.1111/bjc.12221

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Web-based measure of life events using Computerized Life Events and Assessment Record (CLEAR): preliminary cross-sectional study of reliability, validity, and association with depression
Bifulco, A., Spence, R., Nunn, S., Kagan, L., Bailey-Rodriguez, D., Hosang, G., Taylor, M. and Fisher, H. 2019. Web-based measure of life events using Computerized Life Events and Assessment Record (CLEAR): preliminary cross-sectional study of reliability, validity, and association with depression. JMIR Mental Health. 6 (1). https://doi.org/10.2196/10675

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Attachment style, loneliness and depression in older age women
Spence, R., Jacobs, C. and Bifulco, A. 2020. Attachment style, loneliness and depression in older age women. Aging and Mental Health. 24 (5), pp. 837-839. https://doi.org/10.1080/13607863.2018.1553141

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Youth pathways into cybercrime
Aiken, M., Davidson, J. and Amann, P. 2016. Youth pathways into cybercrime. Paladin.

Project report

Digital dangers and cyber-victimisation: a study of European adolescent online risky behaviour for sexual exploitation
DeMarco, J., Cheevers, C., Davidson, J., Bogaerts, S., Pace, U., Aiken, M., Caretti, V., Schimmenti, A. and Bifulco, A. 2017. Digital dangers and cyber-victimisation: a study of European adolescent online risky behaviour for sexual exploitation. Clinical Neuropsychiatry. 14 (1), pp. 104-112.

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Child abuse and protection: contemporary issues in research, policy and practice
Davidson, J. and Bifulco, A. 2018. Child abuse and protection: contemporary issues in research, policy and practice. Routledge.

Book

Cybercrime and its victims
Martellozzo, E. and Jane, E. (ed.) 2017. Cybercrime and its victims. Routledge.

Book

Social, family and trauma risk factors for common disorders in Israeli youth
Lawrence, S. and Bifulco, A. 2018. Social, family and trauma risk factors for common disorders in Israeli youth. Children and Youth Services Review. 86, pp. 264-270. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.childyouth.2018.01.041

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Identity, attachment and resilience: Exploring three generations of a Polish family
Bifulco, A. 2017. Identity, attachment and resilience: Exploring three generations of a Polish family. London and New York Routledge.

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Exploring disorganized attachment style among Malay mothers in Malaysia: a study using the Attachment Style Interview
Abdul Kadir, N. and Bifulco, A. 2017. Exploring disorganized attachment style among Malay mothers in Malaysia: a study using the Attachment Style Interview. Social Work in Mental Health. 15 (4), pp. 397-418. https://doi.org/10.1080/15332985.2016.1224796

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Child online protection in the MENA region
Patrick, B., Monica, B., Davidson, J., Ali, M., Davison, P., Day, E., DeMarco, J., Rasul, M., Razai, S., Scally, M. and Wex, B. 2016. Child online protection in the MENA region. Centre for Justice and Crime Prevention.

Project report

EU online child safety: what does the literature say?
DeMarco, J., Davidson, J., Bifulco, A., Scally, M., Cheevers, C., Schimmenti, A., Caretti, V., Puccia, A., Corbari, E., Schilder, J. and Bogaerts, S. 2016. EU online child safety: what does the literature say? Crimen et Delictum: International Journal of Criminological and Investigative Sciences. 11 (1), pp. 1-19.

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Help-seeking in emerging adults with and without a history of mental health referral: a qualitative study
Spence, R., Owens-Solari, M. and Goodyer, I. 2016. Help-seeking in emerging adults with and without a history of mental health referral: a qualitative study. BMC Research Notes. 9 (1). https://doi.org/10.1186/s13104-016-2227-8

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The prevalence, nature, and impact of intrafamilial child sexual abuse: findings from a rapid evidence assessment
Gekoski, A., Davidson, J. and Horvath, M. 2016. The prevalence, nature, and impact of intrafamilial child sexual abuse: findings from a rapid evidence assessment. Journal of Criminological Research, Policy and Practice. 2 (4), pp. 231-243. https://doi.org/10.1108/JCRPP-05-2016-0008

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Interview investigation of insecure attachment styles as mediators between poor childhood care and schizophrenia-spectrum phenomenology
Sheinbaum, T., Bifulco, A., Ballespí, S., Mitjavila, M., Kwapil, T. and Barrantes-Vidal, N. 2015. Interview investigation of insecure attachment styles as mediators between poor childhood care and schizophrenia-spectrum phenomenology. PLoS ONE. 10 (8), pp. 1-12. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0135150

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