Dr Nina Burrowes is an independent psychologist who helps people understand the psychology of child sexual abuse, sexual exploitation, sexual assault, rape and domestic abuse. She has carried out research with sex offenders, survivors, and young people who are learning about consent.
Dr Burrowes regularly works with police officers, prosecutors, judges, health professional, therapists and anyone involved in child protection throughout the UK and beyond, providing education and consultancy. She is the author of ‘Responding to the challenge of rape myths in court. A guide for prosecutors‘ and two books on sexual abuse ‘The courage to be me‘ an illustrated guide for anyone in the early stages of disclosure, and ‘Eyes open to sexual abuse. What every parent needs to know‘. She is also the creator of the online video series ‘Sexual abuse. The questions you’ve never had the chance to ask‘ and the instigator of the UK’s first festival about sexual assault The Clear Lines Festival.
Dr Burrowes is a regular contributor to media coverage of sexual abuse. She was the presenter of the BBC’s ‘Rape trials. Is the jury out?’ and has appeared on BBC’s Woman’s Hour, The Moral Maze, Sky News, Channel 4 News, The Telegraph, The Guardian and The Observer. She is involved in a longterm project with On Road Media looking at the way sexual abuse is covered by media outlets.
Nina is the founder of The Consent Collective and Patron of Edinburgh Rape Crisis Centre.