Elizabeth F. Ascroft

From United Kingdom

Elizabeth has professional and academic background in sexual reproductive health and rights (SRHR) education, youth-focussed programmes and gender violence prevention. She is based in London, UK and is currently working as the Global Gender and SRHR Manager at INGO Girl Effect, where she bridges research, policy and practice in the programmes team.

Her research interests are centered around critical pedagogies with marginalised groups and the transformative effects of dialogue, group reflection and praxis. Using the participatory action research (PAR) method photovoice, her research has a proven track record of facilitating sensitive topics of discussion around participants’ perceptions of power and SRHR inequalities.

Elizabeth will continue her passion for PAR with her upcoming PhD as part of the Grand Union Doctoral Training Partnership, where she will explore the delivery of co-creative methods in community based development initiatives for comprehensive sexuality education.

Master Thesis: Gender violence through the eyes of the Bajan youth. Exploring spaces for sexuality education in small island developing states. A case study of Dance4Life Barbados

Internship Placement: Norwegian Refugee Council


Gender violence through the eyes of the Bajan youth: using Photovoice methods in small island states, Visual Studies (2020), DOI: 10.1080/1472586X.2020.1827975