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Ms Caitlin Jobson

Postgraduate Research Student

Postgraduate Research Student in the Department of Sociology


I am a 2nd year PhD candidate in the Department of Sociology. After completing an MA (Hons) Sociology and Social Policy at the University of Edinburgh in 2020, I joined the department in Durham for my MA Social Research Methods (Social Policy) in 2021. My MA and doctoral research are funded by the ESRC NINE DTP 1+3.

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Field of Study

My doctoral research explores the experiences of help-seeking for domestic violence and abuse with young LGBTQ+ people. I aim to use a Participatory Action Research approach to plan, implement and undertake analysis on this project led by young people on what issues they deem important. I take a queer and intersectional feminist epistemological approach to research. 

Research Groups
  • Centre for Research into Violence and Abuse
  • Centre for Social Justice and Community Action

Research interests

  • Young People
  • Gender and Sexualities
  • Domestic Violence and Abuse
  • Participatory Methodologies