Fiona Ellis (ISJC)

Visiting Senior Fellow in Social Work and Social Policy

Research Directorate

Visiting Senior Fellow in Social Work and Social Policy.

Fiona founded Survivors in Transition in 2009 to provide support to female survivors of childhood sexual abuse. SiT became a charity in 2011 and now supports men and women who have experienced Sexual Abuse, Violence and Exploitation in childhood.

Fiona studied Psychology at the University of Cape Town and has always taken an interest in childhood trauma and women’s issues. She specializes in developing group programmes and innovative interventions for adult survivors of sexual abuse. Fiona has worked at SiT full time since 2014, previously running the organisation in her ‘spare time’. SiT has grown from providing support to a handful of women once a week to working with hundreds of male and female survivors annually offering a range of services designed to meet individual need. She is passionately committed to survivors rights and improving their access to specialist services. Prior to this she worked with national charities and local authorities around improving children’s services with a particular interest in Children’s Centres and early intervention.