Rebecca Zerk is the Research Project Manager for the Dewis Choice Project. Adopting inclusive research methods, including 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 has been awarded a scholarship as a Doctoral Researcher at Aberystwyth University. She is currently completing her PhD in the area of older people and domestic abuse, looking specifically at help-seeking experiences in later life.
'Listen to me, his behaviour is erratic and I'm really worried for our safety...' Help-seeking in the context of coercive control
Wydall, S. and Zerk, R. (2020) ‘Listen to me, his behaviour is erratic and I’m really worried for our safety…’ Help-seeking in the context of coercive control. <em>Criminology & Criminal Justice</em>, 00(0), p. 1-19.
Domestic Abuse and Elder Abuse in Wales: A Tale of Two Initiatives
Wydall, S. Clarke, A. Williams, J. and Zerk, R. (2018) Domestic Abuse and Elder Abuse in Wales: A Tale of Two Initiatives. The British Journal of Social Work, 48(4), pp. 962–981.
Domestic abuse and older people: Factors influencing help-seeking
Wydall, S, Zerk, R. (2017). Domestic abuse and older people: Factors influencing help-seeking. The Journal of Adult Protection 19(5), 247-260. DOI: 10.1108/JAP-03-2017-0010.
Transforming the response to domestic abuse in later life: Dewis Choice Practitioner Guidance
Wydall, S. Freeman, E. & Zerk, R. (2020). Transforming the Response to Domestic Abuse in Later Life: Dewis Choice. Llandysul, Gomer Press.
Dewis Choice: A Welsh Initiative promoting > justice for older victim-survivors of domestic abuse
Wydall, S. Clarke, A. Williams, J. & Zerk, R. July (2019) <i>Violence Against Older Women: Responses.</i> In Bows, H. (ed.). 1 ed. Springer Nature, Vol. 2. p. 13-36 24 p. (Palgrave Studies in Victims and Victimology)