Ms Kristina Massey


NameMs Kristina Massey
Job titleSenior Lecturer in Psychology
Research instituteSchool of Psychology and Life Sciences

Research outputs

‘A lot of the time it’s dealing with victims who don’t want to know, it’s all made up, or they’ve got mental health’: Rape myths in a large English police force

Gekoski, A., Massey, Kristina, Allen, Katherine, Ferreira, J., Dalton, Charlotte T, Horvath, Miranda and Davies, Kari 2023. ‘A lot of the time it’s dealing with victims who don’t want to know, it’s all made up, or they’ve got mental health’: Rape myths in a large English police force. International Review of Victimology. https://doi.org/10.1177/02697580221142891

The impacts of working with victims of sexual violence: A rapid evidence assessment

Crivatu, I., Horvath, M. and Massey, Kristina 2021. The impacts of working with victims of sexual violence: A rapid evidence assessment. Trauma, Violence, & Abuse. https://doi.org/10.1177/15248380211016024

Independant Sexual Violence Advisers (ISVA's) in England, Wales and Northern Ireland: A study of impacts, effects, coping mechanisms and effective support systems for people working as ISVAs and ISVA managers

Massey, K. and Horvath, M.A.A.H 2021. Independant Sexual Violence Advisers (ISVA's) in England, Wales and Northern Ireland: A study of impacts, effects, coping mechanisms and effective support systems for people working as ISVAs and ISVA managers. UK

Minimising trauma in staff at a Sexual Assault Referral Centre: what and who is needed?

Horvath, M., Massey, K., Essafi, S. and Majeed-Ariss, R. Minimising trauma in staff at a Sexual Assault Referral Centre: what and who is needed? Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine.

Young people, sexuality and the age of pornography

Massey, K., Burns, J. and Franz, A. 2020. Young people, sexuality and the age of pornography. Sexuality and Culture. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12119-020-09771-z

The problems of investigating rape as part of domestic abuse

Massey, K. and Foley, J. 2018. The problems of investigating rape as part of domestic abuse.

Staff experiences of working in a sexual assault referral centre: the impacts and emotional tolls of working with traumatised people

Massey, K., Horvath, M., Essafi, S. and Majeed-Ariss, R. 2019. Staff experiences of working in a sexual assault referral centre: the impacts and emotional tolls of working with traumatised people. Journal of Forensic Psychiatry & Psychology. https://doi.org/10.1080/14789949.2019.1605615

The effects of sexually explicit material on children and young people

Massey, K. 2018. The effects of sexually explicit material on children and young people.

Police officers and post traumatic stress disorder: discussing the deficit in research, identification and prevention in England and Wales

Foley, J. and Massey, K. 2018. Police officers and post traumatic stress disorder: discussing the deficit in research, identification and prevention in England and Wales. The Police Journal: Theory, Practice and Principles. https://doi.org/10.1177/0032258X18761284

The impact of witnessing other people's trauma: the resilience and coping strategies of members of the faculty of forensic and legal medicine

Horvath, M. and Massey, K. 2018. The impact of witnessing other people's trauma: the resilience and coping strategies of members of the faculty of forensic and legal medicine. Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jflm.2018.02.012

Policing and mental health

Massey, K. 2015. Policing and mental health. in: Brunger, M., Tong, S. and Martin, D. (ed.) Introduction to policing research. Taking lessons from practice Abingdon, Oxon Routledge.

The effects of sexually explicit material on children and young people

Massey, K. 2015. The effects of sexually explicit material on children and young people.

The impact of witnessing other people's trauma: resilience and coping strategies

Massey, K. and Horvath, M. 2014. The impact of witnessing other people's trauma: resilience and coping strategies. Rape, the Brain and Mental Health: Impact, Services and Care for Victims. Palace Hotel, Manchester 26 - 27 Feb 2014

The impact of pornography on young people

Massey, K. 2014. The impact of pornography on young people. Safeguarding Children Training Day. Milton Keynes 08 Sep 2014

Video nasties: the effects of sexualised and violent imagery on children and young people

Massey, K. 2014. Video nasties: the effects of sexualised and violent imagery on children and young people.

The effect of vicarious trauma on staff: best practice management and strategies

Massey, K. 2014. The effect of vicarious trauma on staff: best practice management and strategies.

Witnessing other people’s trauma: what is the real cost of vicarious traumatisation?

Massey, K. and Horvath, M. 2013. Witnessing other people’s trauma: what is the real cost of vicarious traumatisation?

Sexting: the challenges of policing the ever changing world of internet child pornography under austerity

Massey, K. 2013. Sexting: the challenges of policing the ever changing world of internet child pornography under austerity.

Video nasties: the effects of sexualised and violent imagery on children and young people

Massey, K., Alys, L., Pina, A., Scally, M. and Adler, J. 2013. Video nasties: the effects of sexualised and violent imagery on children and young people.

The effects of viewing pornography on children and young people

Massey, K., Horvath, M., Alys, L., Pina, A., Scally, M. and Adler, J. 2013. The effects of viewing pornography on children and young people. Community Care - Children and Families. Business Design Centre, London 14 Nov 2013

Investigative decision making: missing people and sexual offences, crossroads to an uncertain future

Tong, S., Massey, K. and Alys, L. 2013. Investigative decision making: missing people and sexual offences, crossroads to an uncertain future. Journal of Investigative Psychology and Offender Profiling. 10 (1). https://doi.org/10.1002/jip.1382

“Basically... porn is everywhere”: a rapid evidence assessment on the effects that access and exposure to pornography has on children and young people

Horvath, M., Alys, L., Massey, K., Pina, A., Scally, M. and Adler, J. 2013. “Basically... porn is everywhere”: a rapid evidence assessment on the effects that access and exposure to pornography has on children and young people. Office of The Children's Commisioner.

Investigative decision making: missing people and sexual offences, crossroads to an uncertain future

Alys, L., Massey, K. and Tong, S. 2012. Investigative decision making: missing people and sexual offences, crossroads to an uncertain future.

Criminal investigation and higher education: a crossroads to an uncertain future

Massey, K. and Tong, S. 2012. Criminal investigation and higher education: a crossroads to an uncertain future.

When chivalry backfires: benevolent sexism and attitudes toward Myra Hindley

Viki, G., Massey, K. and Masser, B. 2005. When chivalry backfires: benevolent sexism and attitudes toward Myra Hindley. Legal and Criminological Psychology. 10 (1), pp. 109-120. https://doi.org/10.1348/135532504X15277
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