My work on sexual violence covers a wide range of areas, with the overarching theme of reforming law and policy to better secure fairness and justice for all. My research has investigated what victim-survivors themselves see as justice, developing the concept of ‘kaleidoscopic justice‘ with my colleague Nicole Westmarland. We have also considered the possible use of restorative justice in cases of sexual violence.
My research has also challenged the common use of sexual history evidence in sexual assault trials, questions of anonymity for defendants and complainants in cases of sexual violence, sentencing and feminist activism. This work all builds on earlier work including a British Academy funded conference Rethinking Rape Law which resulted in the publication of Rethinking Rape Law: international and comparative perspectives co-edited with Vanessa Munro.