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Department of Sociology

Sociology Department Staff

Publication details for Dr Alison Jobe

O'Neill, M., Jobe, A., Bilton, C., Stockdale, K., Kath, Hannah & Community co-researchers (2017). Peer Talk: Hidden Stories. A Participatory Research Project with Women Who Sell or Swap Sex in Teesside. School of Applied Social Sciences. Stockton-on-Tees, A Way Out.

Author(s) from Durham


Peer Talk: hidden stories sought to provide an evidence base to inform service provision,
knowledge, policy and practice in Teesside and specifically to:
Document the lived experience and needs of women selling sex both on and off
street including their use and experience of services;
Document the experience of key stakeholders providing services to women
selling sex both on and off street;
Document the key issues highlighted by both sex workers and stakeholders;
Produce targeted information for local service providers, policy-makers and key
regulators in the region;
Contribute to research, academic and policy debates in the North East region but
also nationally;
Use a participatory peer driven methodology to undertake the research and build
the research capacity of academic and practitioner partners.


Funded by Northern Rock.