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Durham University

Department of Sociology

Sociology Department Staff

Dr Josie Phillips

Assistant Professor (Teaching) in the Department of Sociology

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Field of Study

A new therapeutic intervention programme for children who have experienced sexual abuse: therapist and child interactions and their outcomes.


Josie obtained her undergraduate degree in Psychology in the USA where she was born. She has a social work qualification, a post-qualifying award, and an MSc in Child Forensic Studies from Leeds University. She has worked as a Social Worker and Training Officer for Local Authority Children’s Services and the NSPCC.

Selected Publications

Journal Article

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Research Interests

  • Services for children and families

Research Groups