Dr Julia Yesberg

Visiting Senior Fellow

Research Directorate

Julia received her PhD in Forensic Psychology at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. In 2019 she was awarded an Economic and Social Research Council New Investigator Grant which she completed in the Jill Dando Institute of Security and Crime Science at University College London. Julia has also held research roles at the Mayor's Office for Policing and Crime and, most recently, in the Institute for Social Justice and Crime at the University of Suffolk. Julia returned to New Zealand in 2024 to take up a position as Lecturer in Forensic Psychology at Victoria University of Wellington. Her current research primarily explores relationships between criminal justice institutions (including police and corrections) and their clients, focusing on concepts such as procedural justice, social identity, trust and legitimacy. She is also conducting research into vicarious trauma among practitioners involved in the criminal justice system.