Julia Davidson is a Professor of Criminology, Director of Research in the Department of Criminology and Sociology and is Co-Director of the Centre for Abuse and Trauma Studies (CATS www.cats-rp.org.uk). Julia is also Adjunct Professor in the Faculty of Law at Queensland University of Technology, Australia. She is one of the UKs foremost experts on child abuse and serious offending. She has directed a considerable amount of national and international research spanning 25 years in the criminal justice area and is known for her work with serious offenders, young victims of abuse the police and the judiciary. More recently she has focused on child Internet abuse and online safety. Julia has a PhD in Criminal Justice Policy from the London School of Economics and Political Science.