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Ms Anne Rabe

Postgraduate Research Student

Postgraduate Research Student in the Department of Sociology


I am a PhD researcher in the Department of Sociology. I joined the Department after working for nearly a decade in the development sector of the Philippines. I have contributed to several policy advocacy campaigns leading to the enactment of child-related laws. I also led policy research projects on preventing sexual violence against children and teenage pregnancies. I hold a graduate degree in Public Policy and Management from Birkbeck, University of London as a Chevening scholar and an undergraduate degree in Development Studies from Ateneo de Manila University, Philippines.

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Field of Study

My doctoral research project focuses on understanding the views of young people on sexual violence and its prevention through creative participatory methods. I am co-producing knowledge and shared understanding of sexual violence and abuse and proposed solutions to preventing and addressing it with several groups of young people (13-18 years old) in Northeast England through a series of participatory workshops. My PhD is funded by the ESRC NINE DTP studentship.

Research Groups
  • Centre of Research into Violence and Abuse (CRiVA), Durham University
  • Communities and Social Justice, Durham University

Research interests

  • Child rights
  • Child protection
  • Child participation
  • Sexual violence and abuse
  • Creative methods
  • Participatory action research