I joined the International Centre in April 2015. Prior to coming to the International Centre I worked for the MsUnderstood Partnership led by Dr Carlene Firmin, which, through engagement of young people and professionals, is designed to improve local and national responses to young people’s experiences of inequality and build a contextual understanding of peer on peer abuse.
I have previously undertaken a number of voluntary roles working with children and young people on issues including healthy sexual relationships, human rights abuses and gender-based violence. I also have experience of teaching in France, Italy and the UK with children and adults in a variety of settings. I draw on these experiences to think creatively about ways of engaging young people in research and how research can be used to challenge societal inequalities and improve outcomes for children and young people affected by sexual violence.
My research interests also include exploring sexual violence prevention efforts with children and adults, enabling active and meaningful participation of children and young people in research, and ensuring that children and young people from all backgrounds have their voices heard in policy and practice.
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The International Centre: Researching child sexual exploitation, violence and trafficking
University of Bedfordshire