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Jessica Phoenix

Research Associate

School of Arts and Social Sciences, Department of Sociology

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Postal Address

City, University of London
Northampton Square
United Kingdom



Jessica Phoenix is a Research Associate in the Violence and Society Centre, City, University of London, which she joined in May 2019.

Her research areas include domestic violence, policing, missing persons, and trafficking in human beings. She is currently completing her PhD in Criminology at Lancaster University. Her PhD research is investigating the police response and measurement of repeat domestic violence and abuse. Before joining the Violence and Society Centre, she worked at Lancaster University as a Research Assistant, and at the University of Central Lancashire, as a Senior Demonstrator.


Journal article

  1. Sidebottom, A., Boulton, L., Cockbain, E., Halford, E. and Phoenix, J. (2019). Missing children: risks, repeats and responses. Policing and Society pp. 1–14. doi:10.1080/10439463.2019.1666129.

Reports (2)

  1. Walby, S., Bell, P., Bowstead, J., Feder, G., Fraser, A., Herbert, A. … Verrall, R. (2020). Study on the economic, social and human costs of trafficking in human beings within the EU. Luxembourg: European Commission. ISBN 978-92-76-21349-9.
  2. Francis, B., Walby, S., Pattinson, B., Elliott, A., Hoti, V., Phoenix, J. … Peelo, M. (2018). Data collection on trafficking in human beings in the EU: Final report. Brussels: European Commission.

Working paper

  1. Walby, S., Francis, B., Phoenix, J., Davies, E. and Verall, R. Survey Instrument for Gender Based Violence.