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Rana Khazbak

Dr Rana Khazbak

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research interests

  • Community
  • Sustainable cities & communities (SDG 11)
  • Child & Family

Biography

Rana is an ESRC postdoctoral fellow at the Centre for Public Policy Research, King’s College London. Her fellowship builds on her PhD thesis which explored the impact of social housing regeneration on the wellbeing of young people from lower-income backgrounds. Her doctoral research used the capability approach and participatory methods to foreground young people’s experiences of restructuring their social housing estates into mixed-income communities.

Before joining King’s, Rana completed her PhD at the London School of Economics' Social Policy Department, after which she was a research fellow at the University of Nottingham’s Rights Lab.

Rana's past research examined the role of place, class, gender and ethnicity on a range of child and youth wellbeing outcomes, including experiences of exploitation, citizenship and access to education and employment. Previously, she also worked in international research and development contexts.

Research interests

  • Social policy, inequalities and youth wellbeing
  • Place- and community-based effects
  • Youth participation in research and policy

Research

women at wokr
Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR)

The Centre for Public Policy Research is an interdisciplinary research centre research developing critical analyses of social change and social in/justice in education and other policy arenas, sectors and contexts to inform national and international policy debate, social activism, and personal, professional and organisational learning.

Events

23JanYoung people walking down street - by eliott reyna - 780x440

Mixed-communities regeneration and the capabilities of low-income young people

In this lunchtime seminar, Dr Rana Khazbak will share findings from her research on the experiences of young people affected by social housing regeneration in...

Please note: this event has passed.

09JanYoung people walking down street - by eliott reyna - 780x440

Workshop: Supporting young people to influence change in urban regeneration

Youth workers and organisations are invited to a workshop to discuss ways of working collaboratively to influence change in regeneration policy and practice.

Please note: this event has passed.

Features

How do we change the status quo? Start by involving young people

The concept of child participation is enshrined in the 1989 UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, but too often engagement with young people is tokenistic...

Raising aspirations article image

Spotlight

Building understanding of the value of youth work

Research at King’s, led by Dr Tania de St Croix, revealed how the combination of austerity and the increased use of outcome-based monitoring procedures was...

Young people jumping against sunset - timon-studler 2000x1125

Research

women at wokr
Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR)

The Centre for Public Policy Research is an interdisciplinary research centre research developing critical analyses of social change and social in/justice in education and other policy arenas, sectors and contexts to inform national and international policy debate, social activism, and personal, professional and organisational learning.

Events

23JanYoung people walking down street - by eliott reyna - 780x440

Mixed-communities regeneration and the capabilities of low-income young people

In this lunchtime seminar, Dr Rana Khazbak will share findings from her research on the experiences of young people affected by social housing regeneration in...

Please note: this event has passed.

09JanYoung people walking down street - by eliott reyna - 780x440

Workshop: Supporting young people to influence change in urban regeneration

Youth workers and organisations are invited to a workshop to discuss ways of working collaboratively to influence change in regeneration policy and practice.

Please note: this event has passed.

Features

How do we change the status quo? Start by involving young people

The concept of child participation is enshrined in the 1989 UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, but too often engagement with young people is tokenistic...

Raising aspirations article image

Spotlight

Building understanding of the value of youth work

Research at King’s, led by Dr Tania de St Croix, revealed how the combination of austerity and the increased use of outcome-based monitoring procedures was...

Young people jumping against sunset - timon-studler 2000x1125