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Janelle Rabe

Postgraduate Research Student

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Postgraduate Research Student in the Department of Sociology  


I am a first year PhD student in the Department of Sociology, starting in September 2021. 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 role of children and young people in preventing sexual violence against children through creative participatory methods. 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