Ioana is a PhD student and Research Assistant at Middlesex University, having an MSc in Forensic Psychology and an MA in Criminal Profiling and Behaviour Analysis. Her research focuses on sexual violence, pornography, and suicide prevention. She has assisted in a range of multi-methodological projects including commissioned work on bystander interventions and suicide prevention at railways and roads locations, and vicarious trauma of independent sexual advisors in the UK. Ioana has also worked as a forensic intervention worker and a mental healthcare assistant. She is a member of the Violence Against Women and Girls Research Network.