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 Bekkah Bernheim

Bekkah Bernheim

Postdoctoral Research Associate



Bekkah Bernheim is a Postdoctoral Research Associate with the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Applied Research Collaboration South West Peninsula (PenARC). She is currently working as part of a team on a realist evaluation. The project aims to understand how Family Group Conferences can be embedded as an alternative to Initial Child Protection Conferences to improve outcomes for children and families on the Child Protection pathway.

Bekkah undertook a PhD in Social Policy at the University of Edinburgh. Her PhD research focused on identifying the gendered factors enabling and constraining young women’s daily journeys and their use of public space in Inverness, Scotland. Bekkah also worked as a PhD Intern/Research Fellow at the University of Edinburgh’s End Violence Lab where she contributed to publications on preventing violence in childhood. Before starting her PhD, Bekkah completed as MSc in Childhood Studies at the University of Edinburgh, and worked for several years in the community and youth development sector. 


  • PhD Social Policy, University of Edinburgh (Viva passed - expected graduation June 2022)
  • MSc Childhood Studies, University of Edinburgh
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Politics/History, University of Adelaide 


Research interests

Bekkah’s research interests include qualitative methods, researching with children and young people, preventing violence in childhood, and gender inequality.


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