Rebecca Zerk
  • United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland


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Rebecca is the research project manager for the Dewis Choice Initiative. Rebecca has a keen interest in the area of victimology, working on 10+ research projects relating to domestic abuse in Wales.  Adopting inclusive research methods, including co-production and participatory action research, Rebecca’s role involves capturing the voices of those who have previously been silenced to bring about positive change in research, policy and practice.

Rebecca was awarded a prize for the ‘victims’ module during her undergraduate degree and was awarded a PhD scholarship by the Welsh Centre for Crime and Social Justice. Rebecca is currently completing her PhD in the area of older people and domestic abuse, looking specifically at help-seeking behaviours in later life. 

Rebecca previously taught a number of modules at undergraduate level including; research skills, victimology, elements of criminology and critical criminology. She worked in higher education teaching adult safeguarding to health and social care students in Crosskeys College.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions


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