Blogs


As well as the blog posts you’ll find on this website, I’ve been invited to blog for various organisations (a selection is below: click on the titles to access the posts). If you have an idea for a blog post that I can help you with, get in touch.

Older people still want sex – they should get the support they need
For The Guardian’s ‘Blood, Sweat and Tears’ section which is written specifically for healthcare professionals. Here I draw attention to the need to support the sexual health of older adults, and introduce our AgeSexAndYou website (2019)

Age, Sex and You: a new website talking about sexual changes for older adults
As an example of good practice for the Ageing Equal campaign in Europe, I introduce our Age, Sex and You website as a tool to learn about the sexual issues that can affect older adults (2019)

Promoting and supporting the sexual rights of older adults
Focusing on the sexual rights of older adults, as part of the Ageing Equal 70 day Global Campaign against ageism (2018)

Are you guilty of positive ageism?
Exploring the less well-known side of ageism: positive ageism. 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 marked 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
Published in The Conversation (2015)

When it comes to older people and sex, doctors put their heads in the sand
Published in The Conversation (2015)

Misrepresented and mocked: Research on women, ageing and sex
Part of a multi-author blog from the Sexual Health Research Network which focused on media representations of sexual health

It’s your hormones dear. Time for a rethink on menopause and sex
Published on the Feminist and Women’s Studies Association blog

Research Survivors: Tips by Senior Academics & Professionals
My ‘top tips’ for postgraduate research students and early career researchers in higher education (part of Research Survivors on the New Academic)

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