Miss Rebecca Zerk

Miss Rebecca Zerk

Research Project Manager

Department of Law & Criminology

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Rebecca is the research project manager on the Dewis Choice Project, funded by the Community Fund and Comic Relief. Rebecca has a keen interest in the area of victimology, working on six research projects relating to domestic abuse in Wales. She 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.


Wydall, S, Freeman, E & Zerk, R 2020, Transforming the Response to Domestic Abuse in Later life: Practitioner Guidance. 2 edn, Gwasg Gomer | Gomer Press, Llandysul.
Wydall, S & Zerk, R 2020, Transforming the response to domestic abuse in later life: Dewis Choice practitioner guidance. Gwasg Gomer | Gomer Press, Llandysul.
Wydall, S & 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', Criminology and Criminal Justice. https://doi.org/10.1177/1748895819898513
Wydall, S, Clarke, A, Williams, J & Zerk, R 2019, Dewis Choice: A Welsh Initiative promoting justice for older victim-survivors of domestic abuse. in H Bows (ed.), Violence Against Older Women : Responses. 1 edn, vol. 2, Palgrave Studies in Victims and Victimology, Springer Nature, pp. 13-36. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-16597-0
Wydall, S, Clarke, A, Williams, J & Zerk, R 2018, 'Domestic Abuse and Elder Abuse in Wales: A Tale of Two Initiatives', British Journal of Social Work, vol. 48, no. 4, pp. 962–981. https://doi.org/10.1093/bjsw/bcy056
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