Jessica Eaton

Jessica Eaton

School of Psychology
Doctoral Researcher

Contact details

School of Psychology
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

Jessica Eaton is undertaking doctoral research into the way in which external victim blaming myths and explanations are absorbed by women who have experienced sexual violence and contributes to their own feelings of self-blame and potential for revictimisation. Jessica is using a mixed methods approach to explore the experiences of the general population, victims of sexual violence and the professionals that offer them support.


  • BSc Psychology (Hons)
  • Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Skills


Jessica Eaton is a national specialist course writer, trainer and speaker on the topic of Child Sexual Exploitation and Modern Slavery. Jessica is the Training Manager for a national programme of accredited bespoke CSE training and consultancy, managing a national team of CSE specialist trainers and speakers. Jessica has written extensively on the topics of child sexual exploitation and has recently featured in training DVDs for police forces and professionals. Jessica has an extensive background in sexual violence victim services and the vulnerable and intimidated witness services in the UK criminal justice system.

Doctoral research

PhD title
How external victim blaming and self-blame affects the recovery and revictimisation of women who have experienced sexual violence
Professor Heather D. Flowe


Research interests

  • Victims and Survivors of Sexual Violence and Abuse
  • Victim Blaming and Self-Blame
  • Sexual Violence in the Criminal Justice System
  • Rape Myths and Stereotypes
  • Feminism and Feminist Approaches to Sexual Violence
  • Child Sexual Exploitation and Abuse
  • Male mental health and masculinity

Other activities

Jessica is the Founder and Chairperson of The Eaton Foundation. In September 2015, she founded and launched the first Male Mental Health and Wellbeing Centre in the UK in Burton on Trent, Staffordshire. She has featured in the national press and on national television talking about the impact of stigma on male mental health and the perception of masculinity as a barrier to accessing support services.