Founder and CEO of the charity Surviving Economic Abuse (SEA), Dr Nicola Sharp-Jeffs is a graduate of London Met’s Woman and Child Abuse MA. SEA was set up in 2017 in response to Dr Sharp-Jeffs’ determination to raise awareness of economic abuse in the UK. The charity, which is the only one in the UK to raise awareness of economic abuse and transform responses to it, has gone from strength to strength, SEA’s work being highlighted on BBC Breakfast, the New York Times and The Guardian, to name a few. Nicola was awarded an OBE in 2020 for her services to victims of domestic and economic abuse. She also won the 2021 Charity Times Rising Leader of the Year Award. Nicola is a prominent advocate and researcher in the field of domestic violence and abuse and has made significant contributions to understanding and combatting this issue, with a focus on supporting survivors.