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Dr Kristine Hickle

Post:Senior Lecturer in Social Work and Social Care (Social Work and Social Care)
Other posts:Member (Centre for Innovation and Research in Childhood and Youth)
Location:ESSEX HOUSE EH 212

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Kristine received her Master of Social Work degree and PhD from Arizona State University in the United States, where she was a practicing clinical social worker. Her social work practice was primarily in the voluntary sector, working with adults and young people involved in the criminal justice system, and individuals victimised by sexual violence. She has been providing trauma-focused group interventions for victims of sexual violence for the last 10 years. 

Research interests include child sexual exploitation (CSE), and children's rights centred approaches to understanding CSE in the UK; trauma-informed approaches to practice; human trafficking; groupwork and group-based interventions; mixed methodology.



Senior Lecturer, Department of Social Work and Social Care

Course Leader, Master of Childhood and Youth Studies