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Centre for Sex, Gender and Sexualities

Full Staff Contact List


Faculty of Arts and Humanities



English Language Centre

Ms. Alannah Fitzgerald

Educational technology and computation linguistics that support the study of academic writing in English, and facilitate education in under resourced communites such as refugee camps in Bangladesh and along the Thai-Bermese boarder.

English Studies

Prof. Pat Waugh


Dr. Jenny Terry

African American, Caribbean and black British writing; the work of women writers; feminist and postcolonial theory.

Prof. Simon James

Masculinity in literature, especially the making of male bonds in fin-de-siècle fiction; psychoanalysis and literary theory.

Fraser Riddell

Victorian and Edwardian literature, queer theory, queer musicology, Wagnerism.


Dr. Cathy McClive

Men/women's bodies in early Modern France; attitudes towards menstruation; legal medicine; how gender affects medical expertise.

Rev Dr. Miranda Threlfall-Holmes

Women's studies and gender theologies through history.

School of Modern Languages

Prof Lucille Cairns

Feminism, sexuality and gender in French literature and cinema; Jewish women's writing; the body in literature and cinema.

Dr. Santiago Fouz Hernandez

Sexuality and masculinities in contemporary Spanish cinema; the male body in cinema.


Dr. Sylvie Gambaudo

Child Development and gender; narratives of depression and madness.

Mr. Richard Stopford

PhD student - Relationships between economic structures, sexuality and sexual norms.

Classics and Ancient History

Dr Jennifer Ingleheart

Currently editing a volume on the reception of Ancient Rome and the role it played on modern construction of homosexual identity; neglected responses in 'homosexual' works from the 18th Century; how translation of Greek and Roman classics played a role in construction of homosexual identity.

Theology and Religion

Allison Fenton

PhD student - Meaning of infant baptism for new mothers.

Faculty of Science




Prof. Anne Cambell

Evolutionary approaches to sex differences; female aggression and competition; fear and anxiety.

Dr. Lynda Boothroyd

Attraction; role of testosterone in men; competitive behaviour and dominance amongst men; how female reproductive biology influences competitiveness/dominance amongst men; how children learn to become competitive.

Faculty of Social Sciences and Health



School of Applied Social Sciences

Dr Ivan Hill

masculinity, war, narratives

Dr Kim Jamie

work, professions, pharmacy, gender

Prof. Maggie O'Neill

Prostitution and commercial sex-industry, migration/asylum.

Prof. Linda McKie

Families, care, gender, social change

Prof. Nicole Westmarland

Violence against women.

Dr. Kate O'Brien

Gender, night life and the criminalization of public space.

Dr. Mark McCormack

Masculinities, bisexuality, homophobia, language use

Prof. Fiona Measham

Gender, drug and alcohol consumption, the night-time economy

Dr Stacey Pope

Gender and sport, geography and social class

Patrick Knaap

PhD student - trans youth and social work

Elham Amini

PhD student - Gender, Health, masculinity studies, Manopausal Women
Frog Ogilvie

PhD student - bisexuality and elite sport, masculinity, inter-cultural issues

Max Morris

PhD student - gay and bisexual youth, sex work,


Dr. Anna Llewellyn

discourse, normalisation, identity, power, policy

Emma Dobson

PhD student - peer-led sex education

Sarah Metcalfe

PhD student - gender and education, sport


Dr. Angharad Closs-Stephens

Time, Space and identity; community, nationalism, political emancipation and resistance.

Dr. Rachel Colls

Theories of sexual difference (Irigaray, Grosz, Braidotti); critical accounts of fatness and obesity; size and acceptance.

Dr. Anne Le Mare

Livelihoods, alternative trades and countries experiencing conflict and reconstruction.

Dr. Cheryl McEwan


Phil Mullen

PhD Student - LGBT Homelessness, youth,

Law School

Prof. Clare McGlynn

Feminism and law - especially legal regulation of pornography, prostitution and rape; and equality law - especially women lawyers and academics.

Dr. Aoife O'Donoghue

Feminism in international law, particularly governance structures and the legal academy

Laura Graham

Feminism and the Law, especially relating to the legal regulation of sex work. Abortion law and rape law

Dr Diana Sankey

Gendered violence, International Criminal Law, Transitional Justice and Peace-building, Human Rights

Judith Evans

Criminalisation of extreme porn

Dr Andy Hayward Family law, with particular focus on the legal regulation of formal and informal adult relationships and the division of assets upon relationship breakdown
Ben Warwick Human rights, resource constraints, music videos and sexism

Durham University Business School

Professor Mark Learmonth Management discourse; evidence in management; methdological debates; the personal consequences of work

School of Medicine, Pharmacy and Health

Dr. Angela Woods

Gender, embodiment and mental illness; posthumanism; gender and narrative.

Dr. Simon Forrest

Young masculinities, young people gender, sex and sexuality, gender and power in intimate relationships, gender and emotion, gender and identities, fatherhood and male parenting.

Dr. Lutz Sauerteig

History of sexualities; bodies and gender - especially shaping the sexual knowledge of the young (1880s - 1970s); and history of puberty (19th and 20th centuries).

Projects and Sex Work Support Organisations



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