Professor Miranda Horvath

Director of the Institute for Social Justice and Crime

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Professor Horvath is a leading international researcher in the field of forensic psychology, specifically Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG). She is co-editor of the second edition of The Cambridge Handbook of Forensic Psychology (2021, Cambridge University Press) and is currently editing the second edition of her extremely successful co-edited text Rape: Challenging Contemporary Thinking (2022, Routledge). In 2020 Professor Horvath founded the which brings together researchers providing opportunities to meet regularly, share ongoing, completed and planned research in a supportive environment. 

Professor Horvath has nearly 20 years of research experience. Throughout her career Professor Horvath has worked closely with the third sector, businesses, law enforcement agencies, health services and policy makers to ensure that her research and teaching are focused on practical solutions to real-world problems and creating change.

Funding for Professor Horvath’s research has been gained from a wide range of funders including Against Violence & Abuse, Avon & Somerset Police, National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, Office of the Children’s Commissioner, NHS, Ministry of Justice, Home Office, British Transport Police, Tender Education & Arts, and The Government Equalities Office.

Professor Horvath is often asked to provide expert advice on policy and practice developments to national and local statutory and non-statutory organisations (e.g. Department for Culture, Media and Sport; Ministry of Justice, Home Office, Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime, numerous police forces). In 2013 Professor Horvath was the David Jenkins Chair in Forensic and Legal Medicine (an honorary Chair awarded annually to a ‘person of eminence’ by the . Professor Horvath is regularly invited to deliver talks at national and international conferences to practitioners, policy makers and academics and in 2018 she debated at the . She is often approached by journalists seeking comment or advice and has been quoted by the ,  and the .

Professor Horvath is experienced in developing and delivering courses for traditional undergraduate and postgraduate students as well as professional cohorts. During her time as the David Jenkins Chair in Forensic and Legal Medicine she contributed to the Faculty of Forensic and Legal Medicines’ of the Royal College of Physicians CPD programme. Professor Horvath also has a long track record of excellent teaching and administration at the university level. She regularly uses online and innovative teaching methods and was awarded the University of Surrey Teaching with New Technology Award in 2009. In 2020 she was nominated for the Middlesex University student-led teaching award for ‘Outstanding Wellbeing & Student Support’. In the past Professor Horvath was the programme leader for the MSc in Forensic Psychology at Middlesex University.

Professor Horvath has extensive external examining and reviewing experience including for University of Birmingham, Huddersfield University, Bucks New University, University of Kent, University of Gloucestershire, Queensland University of Technology Australia, University of South Wales, University of Granada Spain and the National Policing Improvement Agency.


Current PhD Students

Ngozi Fulani, thesis title: How does African/Caribbean Music inform Domestic Abuse and Racism in the UK African & Caribbean Heritage Community. Supervisor with Dr Katherine Allen (Primary supervisor) and Dr Rzepnikowska Phillips.

Olga Khokhlova, thesis title: Perception of marital rape: the role of level of resistance, sexual deprivation and jealousy. Primary supervisor with Dr Katherine Allen and Dr Nishtha Lamba (Middlesex University Dubai)

India Ingram-Hawkes, thesis title: Harm in policing. Funded by Operation Soteria Bluestone, candidate based at Bournemouth University. Supervisor with Dr Kari Davies (Primary Supervisor) and Dr Mark Manning.

Lily Hill, thesis title: Trajectories of sex offenders. Funded by Operation Soteria Bluestone, candidate based at Bournemouth University. Supervisor with Dr Kari Davies (Primary Supervisor) and Dr Terri Cole.

Zoe Callon, thesis title: Rape myths and stereotypes in policing. Funded by Operation Soteria Bluestone, candidate based at Bournemouth University. Supervisor with Dr Kari Davies (Primary Supervisor).

Sophie Barrett, thesis title: Interpersonal behaviours of sex offenders. Funded by Operation Soteria Bluestone, candidate based at Bournemouth University. Supervisor with Dr Kari Davies (Primary Supervisor) and Dr Terri Cole.

Arianna Barbin, thesis title: Specialism in Policing Rape and Sexual Offences. University of Suffolk. Funded by Operation Soteria Bluestone. Prinary supervisor with Dr Kari Davies (Bournemouth University) and Dr Mark Manning.

Ioana Crivatu, thesis title: Factors Prompting Decisions to Walk Away from Opportunities of MPR: A Mixed-methods Investigation. Primary Supervisor with Dr Jeffrey DeMarco (Middlesex University)

Ellouise Long, thesis title: A proposed typology of trolling using smallest space analysis. Candidate based at Middlesex University. Supervisor with Dr Susan Hansen (Primary supervisor)


PhD Students Supervised to Completion

Maria Scally, thesis title; Child custody in the context of Intimate Partner Violence and Abuse. (Awarded 2022) Primary supervisor with Professor Joanna Adler, University of Hertfordshire, Dr Jeffrey DeMarco, Middlesex University and Professor Antonia Bifulco, Middlesex University.

Feyishola Apena-Rogers, thesis title: Understanding the commission process of sex offending on London railways: An integrated theoretical framework. (Awarded, 2019). Funded by British Transport Police. Primary supervisor with Professor Joanna Adler, University of Hertfordshire and Dr Jackie Gray, Middlesex University.

Astra Kassirim, thesis title: Indo- and Afro-Trinidadian women’s experience of domestic violence, somatization disorder and help-seeking: A mixed methodological analysis (Awarded, 2015). Funded by the Trinidad and Tobago Government. Primary supervisor with Dr Susan Hansen, Middlesex University and Dr Paul De Mornay Davies, Middlesex University.

Mackenzie Lambine, thesis title: Male Peer Support and Self-Regulation in Multiple Perpetrator Rape. (Awarded, 2015). Primary supervisor with Professor Joanna Adler, University of Hertfordshire.

View Miranda's outputs in our Open Access Repository:

Professor Horvath’s research interests are focused on violence against women and girls (VAWG) and the professionals and agencies who work with victim-survivors and perpetrators. She has extensive research experience having conducted national and local multi-site, multi team, multi-strand evaluation and research projects in a range of applied forensic and community settings, including projects with a focus on women and children who have experienced sexual and domestic violence.  Professor Horvath uses mixed-methods in her research.

Professor Horvath is currently Pillar 1 lead for Project Bluestone/Operation Soteria research on the Investigation and intelligence of rape and serious sexual assault suspects funded by the Home Office.

Professor Horvath’s research on police investigations of rape and serious sexual offending, young people and pornography, lads mags, multiple perpetrator has attracted much national and international media attention including appearances on: BBC3; Woman's Hour and Call You & Yours on Radio 4, Voice of Russia, ABC Radio National (Australia), Spin 103.8 (Ireland) and coverage in various national newspapers and magazines in the UK, USA, Australia, Russia, Ireland and India.

Professor Horvath is an editorial board member of Women’s Studies International Forum and was an Associate Editor for the Journal of Sexual Aggression between 2099-2017. She regularly provides peer reviews for journals, publishers and funders, including:

Journals: Psychology, Crime and Law; Legal and Criminological Psychology; Thirdspace;  Crime, Law and Social Change; Journal of Police and Criminal Psychology, Feminist Criminology; Journal of Interpersonal Violence; Sex Roles: A Journal of Research; British Journal of Social Psychology; Sexual Abuse: A Journal of Research and Treatment, Child Abuse & Neglect; Culture, Health & Sexuality; the International Journal for Crime Justice and Social Democracy; Journal of Criminal Justice; Gender & History; Qualitative Methods in Psychology (QMiP) Bulletin; Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice; Journal of Sexual Aggression.

Publishers: Willan; Routledge, Palgrave Macmillan.

Funders: Economic and Social Research Council; Nuffield Foundation; Home Office; Sigrid Rausing Trust, The Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation; The Royal Society of New Zealand: Marsden Fund; Ministry of Justice; Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse; Centre of Expertise on Child Sexual Abuse.

Public Output from Research and Scholarly Activity

Peer Reviewed Articles and Reports

  1. Gekoski, A., Massey, K., Allen, K., Ferreira, J., Dalton, C.T., Horvath, M.A.H. & Davies, K. (In press). “A lot of the time it's dealing with victims who don't want to know, it's all made up, or they've got mental health”: Rape myths in a large English police force. International Review of Victimology.

  2. Davies, K. & Horvath, M.A.H. (2022). Project Bluestone: Improving UK policing’s response to rape and serious sexual offending - Editorial. International Criminology, 2, 219-221. 

  3. Davies, K., Spence, R., Cummings, E., Cross, M. & Horvath, M.A.H. (2022). Understanding sexual violence and factors related to police outcomes. Frontiers in Psychology, 

  4. Norman, J., Fox, A., Harding, H., Majid, A., Williams, E., Davies, K. & Horvath, M.A.H. (2022). Critical reflection: The importance of case reviews and reflective practice in RASSO investigations. International Criminology, 2, 276-285. 

  5. Brown, J.M., Figueiredo, M.S., Horvath, M.A.H. (2022). Taking stock; a review of the state of forensic psychology as revealed through an analysis of journal articles 2015-20. Journal of Forensic Psychology Research and Practice. 

  6. Dalton, T., Barrett, S., Horvath, M.A.H. & Davies, K. (2022). A Systematic Literature Review of Specialist Policing of Rape and Serious Sexual Offences. International Criminology, 2, 230-252, 

  7. Spence, R., Horvath, M.A.H., Dalton, T. & Davies, K. (2022). Impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic on reporting of rape, serious sexual offences, and domestic abuse in one English police force. Journal of Gender Based Violence, 

  8. Daly, E., Smith, O., Bows, H., Brown, J.M., Chalmers, J., Cowan, S., Horvath, M.A.H., Leverick, F., Lovett, J., Munro, V. & Willmott, D. (2022). Myths about Myths? A Commentary on Thomas (2020) and the Question of Jury Rape Myth Acceptance. Journal of Gender Based Violence. 

  9. Horvath, M.A.H., Rose, H., Dalton, T., Massey, K., Crivatu, I. & Matthews, K. (2021). Independent sexual violence advisers (ISVAs) in England, Wales and Northern Ireland: a study of impacts, effects, coping mechanisms and effective support systems for people working as ISVAs and ISVA Managers. Project Report. Middlesex University & Canterbury Christ Church University, London. 
  10. Crivatu, I., Horvath, M.A.H. & Massey, K. (2021). The Impacts of Working with Victims of Sexual Violence: A Rapid Evidence Assessment. Trauma, Violence & Abuse. Online First 
  11. Walker, T., Foster, A., Majeed-Ariss, R. & Horvath, M. A. H.  (2021). The justice system is still failing victims and survivors of sexual violence. The Psychologist, 34, 42-45. 
  12. Horvath, M. A. H., Massey, K., Essafi, S., & Majeed-Ariss, R. (2020). Minimising trauma in staff at a Sexual Assault Referral Centre: what and who is needed? Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine, 74, 102029. 
  13. Massey, K., Horvath, M. A. H., Essafi, S., & Majeed-Ariss, R. (2019). Staff experiences of working in a Sexual Assault Referral Centre: the impacts and emotional tolls of working with traumatised people. Journal of Forensic Psychiatry and Psychology. DOI: 10.1080/14789949.2019.1605615.
  14. Horvath, M.A.H. & Massey, K. (2018). The Impact of Witnessing Other People's Trauma: The Resilience and Coping Strategies of Members of the Faculty of Forensic and Legal Medicine. Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine, 55, 99-104. 
  15. Hegarty, P., Stewart, A.L., Blockmans, I.G.E. & Horvath, M.A.H. (2018). The Influence of Magazines on Men: Normalizing and Challenging Young Men's Prejudice with 'Lads' Mags'. Psychology of Men and Masculinity, 19(1), 131-144. 
  16. Romero-Sánchez, M. Toro-Garcia, V., Horvath, M.A.H. & Megias, J.L. (2017). More than a magazine: exploring the links between lads’ mags, rape myth acceptance and rape proclivity. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 32(4), 515-534. DOI: 10.1177/0886260515586366
  17. Gekoski, A.; Gray, J. M.; Adler, J. R. & Horvath, M. A. H. (2017). The prevalence and nature of sexual harassment and assault on public transport. Journal of Criminological Research, Policy and Practice, 3 (1), 3–16.  ISSN: 2056-3841.
  18. Martellozzo, E.; Monaghan, A.; Adler, J. R.; Davidson, J; Leyva, R. & Horvath, M. A. H. (2017). "I wasn’t sure it was normal to watch it…” A quantitative and qualitative examination of the impact of online pornography on the values, attitudes, beliefs and behaviours of children and young people. Revised and Updated Project Report. Middlesex University, NSPCC, OCC 
  19. Gekoski, A., Davidson, J.C. & Horvath, M.A.H. (2016). The prevalence, nature, and impact of intrafamilial child sexual abuse: findings from a rapid evidence assessment, Journal of Criminological Research, Policy and Practice, 2(4), 231 – 243. 
  20. Gekoski, A., Horvath, M.A.H. & Davidson, J.C. (2016). The effectiveness and impact of the child protection and criminal justice systems in cases of intrafamilial child sexual abuse. Journal of Criminological Research, Policy and Practice, 2(1), 54 – 66.    This paper was highly commended.
  21. Adler, J. R.; Edwards, S.; Scally, M.; Gill, D.; Puniskis, M. J.; Gekoski, A. & Horvath, M. A. H. (2016). What works in managing young people who offend? A summary of the international evidence. Technical Report. Ministry of Justice. 
  22. Gekoski, A., Horvath, M.A.H. & Davidson, J.C. (2015). Child sexual abuse within families. Sociology Review, 25 (1), 5-7. 
  23. Kelly, L.; Adler, J.R.; Horvath, M.A.H.; Lovett, J.; Coulson, M.; Kernohan, D. & Gray, M. with Hillier, J. & Nicholas, S. (2013). Evaluation of the Pilot of Domestic Violence Protection Orders. Home Office Research Report 76. London, Home Office. 
  24. Chambers, J.C., Horvath, M.A.H. & Kelly, L. (2012). Reconstructing and sequencing behaviours in multiple perpetrator rape. Psychology, Crime & Law, 19(3), 253-275, DOI: 10.1080/1068316X.2011.631537
  25. Holly, J. & Horvath, M.A.H. (2012). A question of commitment – practitioner approaches to addressing domestic and sexual violence, problematic substance use and mental ill-health. Advances in Dual Diagnosis, 5(2), 59-67. DOI: 
  26. Horvath, M.A.H., Hegarty, P., Tyler, S. & Mansfield, S. (2012). “Lights On at the End of the Party": Are Lads' Mags Mainstreaming Dangerous Sexism? British Journal of Psychology. 103(4), 454-471. DOI: 10.1111/j.2044-8295.2011.02086.x This paper was re-printed in: Kimmel, M. & Aronson, A. (2013). The Gendered Society Reader. Oxford University Press. ISBN13: 9780199927494
  27. Horvath, M.A.H., Tong, S. & Williams, E. (2011). Critical issues in rape investigation: an overview of reform in England and Wales. The Journal of Criminal Justice Research, 1(2), AVAILABLE FROM: 
  28. Coy, M. & Horvath, M.A.H. (2011). ‘Lads mags’, young men’s attitudes towards women and acceptance of myths about sexual aggression. Feminism & Psychology, 21(1), 144-150. DOI: 10.1177/0959353509359145
  29. Chambers, J.C., Horvath, M.A.H. & Kelly, L. (2010). A typology of multiple perpetrator rape. Criminal Justice and Behavior, 37(10), 1114-1139. DOI: 10.1177/0093854810377971
  30. Horvath, M.A.H. & Brown, J. (2010). Between a rock and a hard place: The vicious cycle for rape victims. The Psychologist, 23(7), 556-559. Available from: 
  31. Horvath, M.A.H. & Kelly, L. (2009). Gang/Group/Multiple Perpetrator rape: Naming an offence and initial research findings. Journal of Sexual Aggression, 15(1), 83-97. DOI:10.1080/13552600802653818
  32. Horvath, M.A.H. & Giner-Sorolla, R. (2007). Below the age of consent: Influences on moral and legal judgments of adult-adolescent sexual relationships. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 37(12), 2980-3009. DOI:10.1111/j.1559-1816.2007.00290.x
  33. Horvath, M. A. H. & Brown, J. (2007). Alcohol as drug of choice: Is drug-assisted rape a misnomer? Psychology, Crime and Law, 13(5), 417-429. DOI: 10.1080/10683160601061117
  34. Lovett, J., Uzelac, G., Horvath, M.A.H. & Kelly, L. (2007). Rape in the 21st Century: Old Behaviours, new contexts and emerging patterns. End of award report submitted to the Economic and Social Research Council, August. Award number: RES-000-22-1679.
  35. Horvath, M. A. H. & Brown, J. (2006). Using police data for empirical investigations of rape. Issues in Forensic Psychology, 6, 49-56. ISSN: 1468-4748.
  36. Horvath, M. A. H. & Brown, J. (2006). The role of alcohol and drugs in rape. Medicine, Science and the Law, 46(3), 219-228. DOI: 10.1258/rsmmsl.46.3.219
  37. Horvath, M. A. H. & Brown, J. (2006). Under the Influence: Drunkenness and sobriety in rape. In M. Ioannou & D. Youngs (eds) Explorations in investigative Psychology, Volume 1, Proceedings of the 16th Conference of the European Association of Psychology & Law
  38. Horvath, M. A. H. & Brown, J. (2005). Drug-assisted rape and sexual assault: Definitional, conceptual and methodological developments. Journal of Investigative Psychology and Offender Profiling, 2-3, 203-210. DOI: 10.1002/jip.33
  39. Horvath, M.A.H. & Brown, J. (2004). Distinguishing characteristics of drug-assisted rape and sexual assault: A preliminary exploration. In A. Czerederecka, T. Jaskiewicz-Obydzinska, R. Roesch & J. Wojcikiewicz (eds.), Forensic Psychology and Law: Facing the challenges of a changing world (pp. 30-40). Cracow, Poland: Institute of Forensic Research Publishers.

Authored Books:

  1. Tong, S., Bryant, R. & Horvath, M.A.H. (2009). Understanding Criminal Investigation. Wiley: West Sussex, UK, pp. 273. ISBN: 978-0-470-72726-3

Edited Books:

  1. Horvath, M.A.H. & Brown, J. (Eds). (In prep, due 2022). Rape: Challenging Contemporary Thinking, 10 years on. Routledge.
  2. Brown, J.M. & Horvath, M.A.H. (Eds.) (In production, Nov 2021). The Cambridge Handbook of Forensic Psychology, 2nd Edition. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  3. Horvath, M.A.H. & Woodhams, J. (Eds) (2013). Handbook on the study of Multiple Perpetrator Rape: A Multidisciplinary Response to an International Problem. Abingdon: Routledge, pp. 300 ISBN: 978-0-415-50044-9
  4. Horvath, M.A.H. & Brown, J. (Eds) (2009). Rape: Challenging contemporary thinking. Willan Publishing: Cullompton, pp. 353. ISBN: 9781843925200

Book Chapters:

  1. Brown, J.M. & Horvath, M.A.H. (in press). Forensic psychology: Ten years on. In J.M. Brown & M.A.H. Horvath, The Cambridge Handbook of Forensic Psychology, 2nd Edition. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  2. Gekoski, A., Broome, S. & Horvath, M.A.H. (2019). Introduction: the nature, scope and impact of intrafamilial child sexual abuse. In A. Gekoski & S. Broome, Victims and Survivors’ Own Stories of Intrafamilial Child Sexual Abuse. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
  3. Coy, M. & Horvath, M.A.H. (2019). Young people, pornography and gendered sexual practices. In J. Gilbert & S. Lamb (Eds.) The Cambridge Handbook of Sexual Development: Childhood and Adolescence. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  4. Gray, J.M. & Horvath, M.A.H. (2018). Rape Myths in the Criminal Justice System. In E. Milne, K. Brennan, N. South & J. Turton (Eds), Women and Criminal Justice - Victims and Offenders in a Failing System. Palgrave Macmillan.
  5. Horvath, M.A.H. & , N. (2014). Alcohol Use and Crime. In J. Albanese, Encyclopedia of Criminology & Criminal Justice. Wiley-Blackwell. ISBN: 978-0-470-67028-6
  6. Horvath, M.A.H. & Gray, J. (2013). Multiple perpetrator rape in the courtroom. In M.A.H. Horvath & J. Woodhams (Eds). Handbook on the study of Multiple Perpetrator Rape: A Multidisciplinary Response to an International Problem. Abingdon: Routledge. ISBN: 978-0-415-50044-9
  7. Horvath, M.A.H. & Woodhams, J. (2013). The Next Steps. In M.A.H. Horvath & J. Woodhams (Eds). Handbook on the study of Multiple Perpetrator Rape: A Multidisciplinary Response to an International Problem. Abingdon: Routledge. ISBN: 978-0-415-50044-9
  8. Woodhams, J. & Horvath, M.A.H. (2013). Introduction. In M.A.H. Horvath & J. Woodhams (Eds). Handbook on the study of Multiple Perpetrator Rape: A Multidisciplinary Response to an International Problem. Abingdon: Routledge. ISBN: 978-0-415-50044-9
  9. Coy, M., Horvath, M.A.H. & Kelly, L. (2012). Consuming, boasting and confessing: What we know about men paying for sex. In M. Coy (Ed.) Prostitution Harm & Gender Inequality. Farnham: Ashgate. ISBN: 9781409405450
  10. Horvath, M.A.H. & Yexley, M.  (2011). Developments in investigative approaches to sexual violence: The investigative heritage. In J. Brown & S. Walklate (eds) Handbook of Sexual Violence. Abingdon: Routledge. ISBN: 978-0-415-67072-2
  11. Horvath, M.A.H. (2010). Child victims of sexual abuse. In J. Brown & E. Campbell, Handbook of Forensic Psychology. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp.143-152. ISBN: 9780521701815
  12. Horvath, M.A.H. (2010). Treatment of child victims of sexual abuse. In J. Brown & E. Campbell, Handbook of Forensic Psychology. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp.345-353. ISBN: 9780521701815
  13. Horvath, M.A.H. (2010). Sexual Assault. In J. Brown & E. Campbell, Handbook of Forensic Psychology. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp.543-551. ISBN: 9780521701815
  14. Horvath, M.A.H. & Brown, J. (2009). Setting the scene; Introduction to understanding rape. In M.A.H. Horvath & J. Brown (Eds.) Rape: Challenging contemporary thinking. Cullompton: Willan, pp.1-16. ISBN: 9781843925200
  15. Lovett, J. & Horvath, M.A.H. (2009). Alcohol and drugs in rape. In M.A.H. Horvath & J. Brown (Eds.) Rape: Challenging contemporary thinking. Cullompton: Willan, pp.125-160. ISBN: 9781843925200
  16. Brown, J. & Horvath, M.A.H. (2009). Is it real rape and do you believe her? In M.A.H. Horvath & J. Brown (Eds.) Rape: Challenging contemporary thinking. Cullompton: Willan, pp.325-342. ISBN: 9781843925200
  17. Horvath, M.A.H. & Brown, J. (2007). Constructions of harm and crime in drug-facilitated sexual assault. In R. Roberts & W. McMahon (eds) Criminal justice and social justice. New directions, London: Centre for Crime and Justice Studies. Available from 

Other Reports:

  1. Nash, V.; Adler, J. R.; Horvath, M. A. H.; Livingstone, S.; Marston, C.; Owen, G. & Wright, J. (2016). Identifying the routes by which children view pornography online: implications for future policy-makers seeking to limit viewing report of expert panel for DCMS. Technical Report. Department of Culture, Media and Sport 
  2. Gekoski, A.; Gray, J. M.; Horvath, M. A. H.; Edwards, S.; Emirali, A. & Adler, J. R. (2015). ' Project Report. Middlesex University; British Transport Police; Department for Transport, London.
  3. Sanders-McDonagh, E., Apena Rogers, S., Horvath, M.A.H. & Selwood, S. (2015). Evaluation Report of the Tender Healthy Relationships Project National Partnership Programme. London: Middlesex University. Available from 
  4. Horvath, M.A.H., Davidson, J., Grove-Hills, J., Gekoski, A. & Choak, C. (2014). It’s a lonely journey: A rapid evidence assessment on intrafamilial child sexual abuse. London: Office of the Children’s Commissioner. Available from 
  5. Horvath, M. A. H.; Alys, L.; Massey, K.; Pina, A. & Adler, J. R. (2013). “Basically... porn is everywhere” A Rapid Evidence Assessment of the effects that access and exposure to pornography have on children and young people. London: The Office of the Children’s Commissioner. 
  6. Horvath, M. A. H.; Hansen, S.; Adler, J. R. & Apena-Rogers, F. (2013). “Before the project everything seemed a little bit woolly – now we are definitely clearer in terms of pathways for women.” Evaluating the Stella Project Mental Health Initiative. London: Forensic Psychological Services at Middlesex University 
  7. Horvath, M.A.H., Hansen, S., Apena Rogers, S. & Adler, J.R. (2013).  Still not receiving the support they deserve…:  Final evaluation report for the Stella Project Young Women Initiative. London: AVA. Available from http://www.avaproject.org.uk/media/137934/horvath%20et%20al%202013%20-%20young%20women's%20initiative%20final%20evaluation%20report%20final.pdf
  8. Blakeborough, L. with Kelly, L.; Adler, J. R.; Horvath, M. A. H.; Lovett, J.; Coulson, M.; Hansen, S. & Kernohan, D. (2012). Summary Interim Report of the Domestic Violence Protection Order Pilot. London: Home Office. (Restricted Circulation).
  9. Horvath, M.A.H., Hansen, S., Adler, J., Histerodt, M. & Herring, J. (2012). Evaluation of the Stella Mental Health Initiative.  Interim report for the Stella Mental Health Initiative, AVA. Available from 
  10. Horvath, M. A. H.; Hansen, S.; Apena-Rogers, F; & Adler, J. R. (2012). "It blocks out the problem and becomes the addiction": The intersections between problematic substance use and domestic and sexual violence experienced by young women in two London boroughs 
  11. Horvath, M. A. H.; Hansen, S.; Adler, J. R.; Hiserodt, M. & Herring, J. (2012). Working in partnership to support the women” The Stella Project Mental Health Initiative London: Forensic Psychological Services at Middlesex University. 
  12. Parry-Crooke, G. & Horvath, M.A.H. (2012). Evaluation of the Primrose Programme: Interim Report. Interim report for the Primrose Programme and Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust. (Restricted Circulation).
  13. Brown, J., Horvath, M.A.H., Kelly, L. & Westmarland, N. (2010). Connections and disconnections: Assessing evidence, knowledge and practice in responses to rape. London, Government Equalities Office. 
  14. Brown, J., Horvath, M.A.H., Kelly, L. & Westmarland, N. (2010). Has anything changed? Results of a comparative study (1977–2010) on opinions on rape. London, Government Equalities Office.
  15. Schonbucher, V., Kelly, L. & Horvath, M.A.H. (2009). Archway: Evaluation of the Pilot Scottish Rape and Sexual Assault Referral Centre. Final report for Greater Glasgow and Clyde NHS Trust, June. (Restricted circulation)
  16. Horvath, M.A.H. & Kelly, L. (2008). Archway: Evaluation of the Pilot Scottish Rape and Sexual Assault Referral Centre. Interim report for Greater Glasgow and Clyde NHS Trust, April. (Restricted Circulation)
  17. Coy, M., Horvath, M.A.H. & Kelly, L. (2007). ‘It’s just like going to the supermarket: Men buying sex in East London. Child & Woman Abuse Studies Unit, London Metropolitan University. 
  18. Horvath, M.A.H. & Kelly, L. (2007). From the outset: Why violence should be a priority for the Commission for Equality and Human Rights. A briefing paper by the End Violence Against Women Campaign and the Roddick Foundation. 
  19. Coy, M., Horvath, M.A.H. & Kelly, L. (2007). ‘It’s just like going to the supermarket: Men buying sex in East London. Interim report for Safe Exit Tower Hamlets, April.
  20. Kelly, L. With Kennedy, L. & Horvath, M.A.H. (2007). The next step: Developing transnational indicators on violence against women. UN Publications.

Other Forms of Public Output:

  1. Scally, M. Adler, J. R. & Horvath, M. A. H. (2018). Researching Survivor Experiences of Trauma. Blog post to MDXMinds .
  2. Limmer, M. & Horvath, M.A.H. (2013, 16 December). Offensive Materials. New Scientist, 2947, 30-13. Available from 
  3. Brown, J. & Horvath, M.A.H. (2009). Web of injustice. Police Magazine, July, 13-14.
  4. Horvath, M. A. H. & Brown, J. (2005). War on Attrition. Police Review, April 8, 22-23.
  5. Horvath, M. A. H. & Brown, J. (2004). Shattered Lives. Police Review, October 22, 18-19.

Professor Horvath has extensive business engagement experience and has worked with a wide range of statutory and non-statutory organisations, NGOs and Charities including Lime Culture, the Department of Social Services Australian Government, the Home Office, BBC, British Psychological Society and British Transport Police.


Professor Horvath is a Chartered Psychologist (CPsychol) and Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society. She is a member of the Division of Forensic Psychology, British Psychological Society. She is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Professor Horvath is the founder of the , she is a member of the ; the  and the .