A selection of blog posts I have written for various sources including the American Psychological Association, the Journal of Advanced Nursing, and the Sexual Health Research Network are below. Click on the titles for more information. And get in touch if you have an idea for a blog post that I can help you with.
Are you guilty of positive ageism?
Exploring the less well known side of ageism: positive ageism. This was published on the American Psychological Association’s website ‘Psychology Benefits Society’ to coincide with the International Day of Older Persons 2016
Old age and sexual assault: An invisible and silent issue
My post on the sexual assault of older women was published on the Journal of Advanced Nursing’s interactive blog, which was launched to mark 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence 2015
The secret sex lives of older people that can make us rethink our idea of intimacy
Another of my articles published in The Conversation (2015) explored the changes people can experience in their sex lives as they get older
When it comes to older people and sex, doctors put their heads in the sand
Published in The Conversation (2015), this article looked at the reasons why older people may not seek help for sexual concerns, and the reasons why health professionals may not to be proactive when it comes to the sexual needs of their older patients
Misrepresented and mocked: Research on women, ageing and sex
As part of a multi-author special blog from the Sexual Health Research Network which focused on media representations of sexual health, my blog post talked about the controversy connected with researching women, older age, and sex
It’s your hormones dear. Time for a rethink on menopause and sex
Hosted on the Feminist and Women’s Studies Association blog, my post explored the medicalisation of sex at menopause and mid-life
Research Survivors: Tips by Senior Academics & Professionals
In my guest blog post for the Research Survivors section of the New Academic by Nadine Muller, I gave my ‘top tips’ for postgraduate research students and early career researchers in higher education