I am a Doctoral Researcher in the Geography Department at Royal Holloway, University of London (RHUL) investigating the impact of relationships on street-connected children's well-being. The PhD project is being carried out in partnership with StreetInvest who specialise in training street workers (otherwise known as detached youth-workers) in the most effective ways to support street-connected children. The PhD research findings will provide valuable insight into what street-connected children value from relationships, what they are lacking and how the street workers can better meet the children's needs.
I am also a tutorial assistant for undergraduate Human Geography modules at RHUL and sit on the committee of the RGS-IBG Developing Areas Research Group as Postgraduate Representative. I have recently contributed to the UNICEF participatory methods toolkit for research with children as part of the Global Kids Online project.
Before commencing the PhD in 2013, I completed an MSc in Practicing Sustainable Development (RHUL) and worked in the charity sector for 5 years covering public policy, disaster management and refugee youth welfare with UNICEF, Tearfund (South Sudan) and Refugee Support Network, respectively.
The PhD research project is hosted by Royal Holloway, University of London and works in partnership with StreetInvest. StreetInvest provide training for street workers (detached youth workers) across the globe. They are also heavily involved in research and advocacy on behalf of street-connected children and young people.
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