Dr Jenny Lloyd

Senior Research Fellow

Dr Jenny Lloyd

I’m a social and cultural geographer working in the area of peer-on-peer abuse in adolescence. I joined the Safer Young Lives Research Centre (formerly the International Centre) in May 2016 to join the Contextual Safeguarding project. Within this team I work across two projects. I manage the education strand of Contextual Safeguarding on the Beyond Referrals project working with schools to identify enablers and barriers to addressing harmful sexual behaviour in schools and project managed the Scale-up project, to embed Contextual Safeguarding within five Children’s Social Care services developing responses to extra-familial harm.

Since joining the Safer Young Lives Research Centre (SYLRC), I have worked across a number of projects including researching CSE policing models [PDF] and local authority audits into responses to peer-on-peer abuse as part of the MsUndertood project. Prior to joining the SYLRC I worked within the voluntary sector to advocate on issues of human trafficking, labour rights and exploitation. In 2015 I completed my PhD in Human Geography at Newcastle University where my research focused on the experiences of migrant women in Singapore.

I have a particular interest in women’s rights and social justice and have worked in the UK and internationally to raise awareness of issues such as trafficking, sexual exploitation and violence. I am continuing to develop work in international contexts, most recently working with international schools to develop their responses to peer-on-peer abuse.

Recent Publications


  • PhD Human Geography - Newcastle University
  • MA Geographical Research Methods - Newcastle University
  • BSc (Hons) Geography - Manchester Metropolitan University

Research Interests

  • Women’s rights and gender equality
  • Education and school safety
  • Peer on peer abuse
  • Criminal exploitation
  • Geographical approaches to safeguarding and child protection
  • Child sexual exploitation

Contact details

E: jenny.lloyd@beds.ac.uk


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