Team @ APRO

External Relations & board member


B.Sc. (Hons.) University College of Swansea, RGN, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham
M.Phil. Edinburgh University, M.Sc. Liverpool University PhD University of Warwick
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Helen has carried out research with survivors of conflict and post-conflict sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) and torture including refugees, in the African continent and United Kingdom since 1998.

Helen has worked in Uganda, Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda, Liberia, and South Africa. She has numerous journal publications and two books (Liebling-Kalifani, 2009; Liebling & Baker, 2010). Helen has provided consultancies, training and interventions to improve support for survivors of conflict sexual and gender-based violence and torture in conjunction with African organisations including Women’s International Peace Centre, Kampala, Uganda.

Helen was invited as an expert panel member to help plan a five year international research agenda on sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) in conflict settings. She is also an invited member of the Tearfund/SVRI steering group on the role of faith-based organisations in preventing conflict SGBV and a member of the Healing in Harmony Advisory Board, which has evaluated the impact on women conflict survivors’ health following participation in a music therapy programme.

Helen has recently worked on British Academy/Leverhulme and Enterprise-funded research projects with South Sudanese refugee survivors of SGBV and torture living in refugee settlements northern Uganda.

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