Pressfoto Malin Joleby

Malin Joleby

Postdoctoral researcher

Research description

Postdoctoral researcher and project coordinator for the Swedish version of the Prevent It treatment programme, designed to reduce the risk of child sexual abuse. Prevent It is an anonymous, internet-based, cognitive-behavioural therapy programme for people with sexual urges towards children. 

The treatment programme is being evaluated within the EU-funded project PRIORITY (Prevention to Reduce Incidence Of Sexual Abuse by Reaching Individuals Concerned About Their Risk to Young People), an international collaboration between researchers at Universitaetsklinikum Hamburg-Eppendorf in Germany, Universidade do Porto in Portugal, the Royal Ottawa Institute of Mental Health Research in Canada and Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in the US.

Thesis on the psychological consequences for victims of online child sexual abuse.

Previous research

Lunde, C., & Joleby, M. (2022). Being Under Pressure to Sext: Adolescents' Experiences, Reactions, and Counter‐Strategies. Journal of Research on Adolescence. https://doi.org/10.1111/jora.12797

Joleby, M., Lunde, C., Landström, S., & Jonsson, L. S. (2021). Offender strategies for engaging children in online sexual activity. Child Abuse & Neglect, 120, 105214. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chiabu.2021.105214

Magnusson, M., Joleby, M., Luke, T., Ask, K., & Lefsaker Sakrisvold, M. (2021) Swedish and Norwegian police interviewers’ goals, tactics, and emotions when interviewing suspects of child sexual abuse. Frontiers in psychology, 11. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2021.606774

Joleby, M., Landström, S., Lunde, C., & Jonsson, L. S. (2021). Experiences and psychological health among children exposed to online child sexual abuse–a mixed methods study of court verdicts. Psychology, Crime & Law, 1-23. https://doi.org/10.1080/1068316X.2020.1781120

Magnusson, M., Joleby, M., Ernberg, E., Akehurst, L., Korkman, J., & Landström, S. (2021). Preschoolers’ true and false reports: Comparing effects of the sequential interview and NICHD protocol. Legal and Criminological Psychology, 26(1), 83-102. https://doi.org/10.1111/lcrp.12185

Joleby, M., Lunde, C., Landström, S., & Jonsson, L. S. (2020). “All of me is completely different”: Experiences and consequences among victims of technology-assisted child sexual abuse. Frontiers in psychology, 11. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2020.606218

Magnusson, M., Ernberg, E., Landström, S., Joleby, M., & Akehurst, L. (2020). Can rapport building strategies, age, and question type influence preschoolers’ disclosures of adult wrongdoing? Scandinavian journal of psychology. https://doi.org/10.1111/sjop.12626

Magnusson, M., Ernberg, E., Landström, S., Joleby, M., Akehurst, L., Korkman, J., & Ask, K. (2020). The effects of drawing on preschoolers' statements about experienced and non‐experienced events. Applied Cognitive Psychology. https://doi.org/10.1002/acp.3772