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Miss Rebecca Harris

Miss Rebecca Harris

Research interests

  • Domestic Violence and Abuse
  • Violence and Mental Health
  • Violence Against Women and Girls

More research


Rebecca Harris is a postgraduate research student at the University of Southampton within the department of Social Statistics and Demography, Faculty of Social Sciences.

In 2020, she was awarded a UKRI ESRC Interdisciplinary studentship from the South Coast Doctoral Training Partnership to explore mental health outcomes of children exposed to domestic violence and abuse in low- and middle-income countries.

Rebecca’s research interests are mainly, although not exclusively, focussed on violence and mental health, exploring the broad areas of perpetration, prevention, protection, outcomes, and interventions. Whilst her current research is focussed on lower resource settings around the world, Rebecca has also spent time working at the UK Home Office within their Domestic Abuse and Violence Against Women and Girls Research Group.

Rebecca is part of the Centre for Global Health and Policy (GHaP) research group, and helps to organise and facilitate ‘Healthy Lunch’ – a regular meeting with members which acts as a space to present and discuss research relevant to the field.