Hello and welcome to my site. I’m an academic and my work sits in the social/health psychology field. I am passionate about addressing inequalities, especially those that affect our health and well-being, and particularly in relation to (old) age and gender.
On this site you’ll find blog posts about issues that are important to me, and which I research and teach. Topics include ageism and sexism, gender and sexuality, the beauty ideal, intimate relationships, and sexual health and sexual well-being. Use the ‘Tag Cloud’ at the bottom of the page to access these topics.
Central to all of my work is the challenge to negative social stereotypes and harmful prejudice and discrimination. I am founder of the #SexRightsAge campaign which aims to raise awareness and improve understanding of the sexual rights of older adults. I lead a programme of research on this topic which has been running since 2001.
Find out more about me here.
Please note that the views expressed on this site are mine and not necessarily those of the University.
Photo credit to Kate Mitchell in Corporate Comms (thanks Kate!)