Deirdre Rabideau is a senior research project coordinator at the Institute on Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault (IDVSA). Deirdre manages various projects within IDVSA’s Sexual Assault Research Portfolio which consists of a variety of research, evaluation and training projects aimed to build knowledge on sexual assault prevention and response. She has spent the last ten years collecting, compiling, and analyzing data using standard research practices in the public policy and social justice domain and has extensive experience using qualitative research methods on projects relating to the U.S. Criminal Justice System with the goal of informing global policy decisions.

Deirdre received her Masters of Law (LLM) from Queens University of Belfast and is a published co-author in the Journal of Quantitative Criminology.

Professional Interests

Social justice; criminal justice reform; gender-based violence; intimate and interpersonal violence; victim-engagement; victim services; risk-assessment; sexual-assault among college populations; advocacy for marginalized populations; multidisciplinary response to sexual assault; trauma-informed care; social and public policy; and violence prevention.