Ms Paula Bradbury


Ms Paula Bradbury
NameMs Paula Bradbury
Job titleLecturer in Policing
Research institute
Primary appointmentCentre for Policing
Email addressP.Bradbury@mdx.ac.uk
ORCIDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-7837-7233
Contact categoryResearcher

Biography

Biography

Paula Bradbury is a lecturer in Criminology and Policing Practice at the University of Middlesex. She is also the Senior Researcher at the Centre for Abuse & Trauma Studies engaging in multiple research projects and bid writing opportunities, the results have led to several successful grants awarded. She is a doctoral researcher studying for a PhD in Criminology, exploring the appropriateness of policy and policing practice in response to adolescents sharing nudes.

Paula is a published, peer reviewed author, specialising in the field of online harms, child sexual abuse and exploitation, stalking, sexual violence, offender pathways and adolescent digital behaviours. She has a keen interest in understanding human behaviour in cyberspace and how our safeguarding policies and policing practices need to evolve to meet the challenges of the metaverse and augmented reality domains. She provides private online harms consultation to public, private, and civil service organisations, both in the UK and abroad.

Paula presents annually to international Ministry of Justices’ on Online Harms, education and the risks of Violence Against Women and Girls in a digital age. Paula began her career working in Policing Intelligence as a Sexual Offences Analyst, and was the National Child Sexual Abuse Lead at Victim Support.

Teaching

Policing Degree Programme (PCDA)

Ad Hoc modules for the Criminology Department - Cybercrime, Policing and Victims

Employment

Education and qualifications

MPhil Criminology
18 Jan 2022
Middlesex University
MSc Child Forensic Studies: Psychology & Law
The University of Portsmouth
MSc Criminology & Sociology
The University of Portsmouth

Grants

The VIRRAC Project: Safeguarding Children in the Metaverse
01 Apr 2023
REPHRAIN
London Pathfinder Evaluation Project
01 Apr 2022
Camden Borough Council
Invisible Risks: Combatting secondary trauma to safeguard children
01 Apr 2022
Tech Coalition
Stalking Screening Tool Evaluation
01 Apr 2020
College of Policing
Adult Survivors CSA Project
01 Apr 2019
Home Office

Projects

  • Invisible risks: Combating secondary trauma to safeguard children

Prizes and Awards

Research outputs

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

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

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

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

Police responses to cyberstalking during the Covid-19 pandemic in the UK

Martellozzo, E., Bleakley, P., Bradbury, P., Frost, S. and Short, E. 2022. Police responses to cyberstalking during the Covid-19 pandemic in the UK. The Police Journal: Theory, Practice and Principles. https://doi.org/10.1177/0032258X221113452

Frontline response: exploring the impact of COVID‐19 on stalking behaviours

Short, E., Bradbury, P., Martellozzo, E., Frost, S. and Bleakley, P. 2022. Frontline response: exploring the impact of COVID‐19 on stalking behaviours. Journal of Police and Criminal Psychology. 37 (3), pp. 540-548. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11896-022-09514-w

The right tool for the job: evaluating police experiences of a pilot tool for responding to stalking

Bleakley, P., Frost, S., Bradbury, P., Short, E. and Martellozzo, E. 2022. The right tool for the job: evaluating police experiences of a pilot tool for responding to stalking. Policing: a journal of policy and practice. https://doi.org/10.1093/police/paac022

“Lucky Boy!”; Public perceptions of child sexual offending committed by women

Bradbury, P. and Martellozzo, E. 2021. “Lucky Boy!”; Public perceptions of child sexual offending committed by women. Journal of Victimology and Victim Justice. 4 (2), pp. 160-178. https://doi.org/10.1177/25166069211060091
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