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Nadia joined the University of Huddersfield as a Reader in Forensic Psychology in September 2016.  She was previously a Reader in Psychology at the University of Bedfordshire and prior to that a Principal Lecturer in Forensic Psychology at Buckinghamshire New University.  She is an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society and a Chartered Psychologist (Teaching and Research), having been awarded a PhD from Brunel University in 2002. Nadia’s doctoral studies focused on the impact of occupational stress on employees’ health.  Specifically, she examined the psychophysiological responses of employees to their supervisors' interactional styles. In 2009 Nadia completed the British Psychological Society's independent route to achieving Stage One of the Diploma in Forensic Psychology (equivalent to an MSc). Her dissertation for this was a critical review of the potential social-cognitive mechanisms that might potentiate risk for sexual revictimisation. This has served as a catalyst for her on-going empirical research in this area.

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Gendered-violence (e.g. domestic and sexual violence)
  • Restorative justice


  • Forensic Psychology
  • Sexual Re-Victimisation
  • Victims Modern Slavery
  • Victimology
  • Research Ethics
  • Restorative Justice

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Projects 2017 2017

Justice in the aftermath of sexual assault

Wager, N.


Project: ResearchResearch Council

Research Output 2003 2018

Can volunteers working with sex offenders correctly predict risk?

Bates, A. & Wager, N., 21 Feb 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : Sexual Offender Treatment.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
sexual offense
case management
1 Citation (Scopus)

Circles of support and accountability: Survivors as volunteers and the restorative potential

Wager, N. & Wilson, C., 17 Feb 2017, Restorative Responses to Sexual Violence: Legal, Social and Therapeutic Dimensions. Zinsstag, E. & Keenan, M. (eds.). Taylor and Francis Inc., p. 265-282 18 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

sexual violence
release from prison

Estimating the extent of Modern Slavery

Wager, N. & Wager, A. R., 1 Apr 2017, 34 p.

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report

Open Access
empirical research
Open Access

Activities 2016 2019

  • 13 Oral presentation
  • 1 Invited talk

Survivors of sexual crimes volunteering with sex offenders: The CoSA experience

Nadia Wager (Speaker)
14 Feb 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Systematic review of attitudes towards sexual revictimisation.

Nadia Wager (Speaker)
11 Dec 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Identifying & Supporting Victims of Modern Slavery: Evaluation of the Thames Valley PCC funded Independent Trauma Advisor Initiative.

Nadia Wager (Speaker)
11 Oct 2017

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Repairing the Irreparable: Reparation in the aftermath of sexual assault.

Nadia Wager (Speaker)
23 Nov 2017

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Restorative justice and working in the context of complex and sensitive cases. Restorative Practice:

Nadia Wager (Speaker)
25 May 2017

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation