Dr Helen Whittle

Following a degree in Psychology and a Diploma in Child Counselling, Helen worked at the Child Exploitation and Online Protection centre (CEOP) from 2006 – 2014. Originally involved in the creation and delivery of Thinkuknow education resources, Helen then moved to work in the Behavioural Analysis Unit (BAU). Within the BAU Helen worked operationally, regularly supporting police forces across the UK during child sexual abuse investigations. Helen was also heavily involved in research, conducting debriefs with child sex offenders in prisons and interviewing young people who have been victimised. In 2014, Helen graduated from the University of Birmingham with a Ph.D. in Forensic Psychology. Currently, Helen is working therapeutically with young people exhibiting sexually harmful behaviour, she is also conducting research into the impact technology has on victims of child sexual abuse. Helen is a guest lecturer at a number of UK universities and the lead author on several peer reviewed articles.