Experts from NCA-CEOP

  • Marie Smith

    Marie Smith

    Marie Smith is Head of Education - NCA-CEOP. Marie has been developing and delivering NCA-CEOP’s Thinkuknow programme over the past seven years. Marie manages the Education team and the production of award-winning educational resources. Marie regularly delivers NCA-CEOP’s Training courses to audiences of professionals working with children across the country and also chairs the UK Council for Internet Safety (UKCIS) Education Working group.

  • Dr Elly Hanson

    Dr Elly Hanson is an independent clinical psychologist who specializes in the field of abuse and trauma. She undertakes consultation, training and research with organisations such as NCA-CEOP and the NSPCC and provides psychological assessment and therapy. Her publications include a report for the Centre for Social Justice on domestic abuse, ‘Beyond Violence’, and an evidence scope for Research in Practice on risks in adolescence, ‘That Difficult Age’. She has previously worked in an NHS substance misuse service, an NSPCC service for young people with sexually abusive behaviour, and a residential children’s care company.

  • Dr Helen Whittle

    Following a degree in Psychology and a Diploma in Child Counselling, Helen worked at the Child Exploitation and Online Protection command of the National Crime Agency (NCA-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.

  • Jonathan Baggaley

    Jonathan Baggaley is chief executive of the PSHE Association and the former Head of Education at NCA-CEOP. He was responsible for the delivery of NCA-CEOP's award-winning Thinkuknow online safety programme for young people, parents, carers and educators.

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