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Research interests

My experience in child protection social work, coupled with an interest in listening to how children are affected by social issues, informed my PhD research into ‘Child Trafficking’, exploring the experiences of separated children on the move. I explored children’s experiences of separation, migration and child abuse. This research uniquely listened to, and gave voice to, children’s experiences of their childhood, of child abuse and exploitation first hand. The research also facilitated understanding in how children experience domestic child protection systems.

My research interests lie in qualitative and child-focused research exploring children’s worlds, child protection and children’s rights. I have an interest in developing increased participation of children in social work research and practice.

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Projects 2018 2019

Child Trafficking Public Engagement Project

Gearon, A.

5/12/184/12/19

Project: Research-related fundingPublic Engagement, Internally Funded Research

ESRC Festival of Social Science

Gearon, A.

24/07/183/12/18

Project: Research councilIndividual grant

Engaging trafficked young people with research

Gearon, A.

1/05/1830/07/18

Project: Research-related fundingPublic Engagement, Internally Funded Research

Research Output 2014 2018

'Child Trafficking: Experiences of separated children on the move

Gearon, A., 19 Apr 2018, p. 92-93. 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

experience
childhood
social worker
immigration
migrant
Open Access
England
experience
Coercion
Criminal Law
welfare

How trafficked children are being hidden behind a focus on modern slavery

Gearon, A., 19 Jan 2018, The Conversation.

Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationArticle

Open Access
slavery
immigration
economy
Law

Music and dance: Creative steps in child trafficking research

Gearon, A., 15 Jun 2018.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

dance
music
art
research process
epistemology

Thesis

'Child trafficking': Experiences of separated children on the move

Author: Gearon, A., 19 Jun 2016

Supervisor: Brown, S. (Supervisor) & Butler, I. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD

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