Research Opportunities

As the first and largest SARC in the country, our mission is to continue pioneering work in this field. We seek to promote excellence in care through developing research-based knowledge and undertaking evidence-based practice.

We are always keen to collaborate on worthwhile projects with academic, research or other clinical partners. If you have an interest in this area, get in touch. We look forward to hearing from you and discussing potential opportunities.

*Dr Rabiya Majeed-Ariss is the centre’s Research Associate.
Her contact information is as follows:

Tel: +44 (0) 161 701 2692
Email: Rabiya.majeed@mft.nhs.uk
Twitter: @R_MajeedAriss

Research Publications

Research publications

Majeed-Ariss R, Walker T, Lee P. & White C. (2019). The experiences of sexually assaulted people attending Saint Mary’s Sexual Assault Referral Centre for a forensic medical examination. Journal of Forensic & Legal Medicine. 66, 33-37. DOI: 10.1016/j.jflm.2019.06.001

Karsna, K. & Majeed-Ariss R. (2019). Characteristics and experiences of children and young people attending Saint Mary’s Sexual Assault Referral Centre, Greater Manchester: A review of 986 case files. London, UK: Centre of expertise on child sexual abuse; London Metropolitan University.

Massey K, Horvath MA, Essafi S. & Majeed-Ariss R. Staff experiences of working in a Sexual Assault Referral Centre: the impacts and emotional tolls of working with traumatised people[published online ahead of print April 22, 2019]. Journal of Forensic Psychiatry & Psychology, DOI: 10.1080/14789949.2019.1605615

Majeed-Ariss R, Brockway A, Cook K. & White C. “Could do better”: Report on the use of special measures in sexual offences cases [published online ahead of print April 09, 2019]. Criminology and Criminal Justice. DOI: 10.1177/1748895819840396

Manning, D, Majeed-Ariss R, Mattison M. & White C. (2019). The high prevalence of pre-existing mental health complaints in clients attending Saint Mary’s Sexual Assault Referral Centre: implications for initial management and engagement with the Independent Sexual Violence Advisor Service at the Centre. Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine. 61, 102-107. DOI:10.1016/j.jflm.2018.12.001

Olsen A, Majeed-Ariss R, Teniola S. and White C. (2017). Improving service responses for people with learning disabilities who have been sexually assaulted: an audit of forensic services. British Journal of Learning Disabilities. 45, 238-45. DOI: 10.1111/bld.12200

McLean I. (2013). The male victim of sexual assault. Best practice and research. Clinical obstetrics and gynaecology. 27 (1), 39-46.

McLean I, Roberts SA, White C & Paul S. (2011): Female genital injuries resulting from consensual and non‐consensual vaginal intercourse. Forensic Science International. 204, 27–33. DOI:10.1016/j.forsciint.2010.04.049

Chowdhury-Hawkins R, McLean I, Winterholler M & Welch J. (2008). Preferred choice of gender of staff providing care to victims of sexual assault in Sexual Assault Referral Centres. Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine. 15(6), 363-7. DOI:10.1016/j.jflm.2008.01.005

McLean I. (2007). Climatic effects on incidence of sexual assaults. Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine. 14, 16–19. DOI: 10.1016/j.jcfm.2005.12.001

McLean I. (2007). Re-audit of clients from ethnic and local communities in Greater Manchester attending St. Mary's Sexual Assault Referral Centre. Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine. 14 (3): 1317. DOI:10.1016/j.jcfm.2006.03.008

White C & McLean I. (2006). Adolescent complainants of sexual assault; injury patterns in virgin and non-virgin groups. Journal of Clinical and Forensic Medicine. 13: 172-80.

Norfolk G & White C . (2006). Interpretation of evidence in court - the dangers and pitfalls. Journal of Clinical and Forensic Medicine. 13: 1601. . DOI:10.1016/j.jcfm.2006.02.008

McLean I, Balding V & White C. (2005). Further aspects of male-on-male rape and sexual assault in Greater Manchester. Medicine, science and the law. 45 (3), 225–32.

McLean I, Balding V and White C. (2004) Forensic medical aspects of male-on-male rape and sexual assault in Greater Manchester. Medicine, science and the law. 44 (2), 165–9.

McLean I. (2003). Clients from ethnic and local communities in Greater Manchester attending St. Mary's Sexual Assault Referral Centre. Journal of Clinical and Forensic Medicine. 10 (4): 2219. DOI:10.1016/S1353-1131(03)00107-X

McLean I, Anderson CM and White C. (2003). The accuracy of guestimates. Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine. 96 (10), 497–498.