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Our people

Head of programme

Professor Chris Brickell
Sexuality, gay studies, masculinity, histories of adolescence

Academic staff

Dr Simon Barber
Indigenous theory; Marxism; critical theory; settler colonial studies; postcolonial theory; social theory

Associate Professor Melanie Beres
Sexual consent; sexuality; sexual violence; qualitative research methods

Professor Chris Brickell
Sexuality, gay studies, masculinity, histories of adolescence

Professor Hugh Campbell
Rural sociology; agriculture; food; neoliberalism; governance

Associate Professor Marcelle Dawson Humanities International Exchange Adviser
Social movements and popular protest; alternative futures; decolonial studies; social identities

Associate Professor Anita Gibbs
FASD (Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder); adoption and fostering; disability; social work research

Dr Fairleigh Gilmour
Sex work governance; race, gender and class in media representations of crime; the intersections of crime, addiction and mental health

Dr Bryndl Hohmann-Marriott 
Family demography; childbearing; quantitative research methods

Dr Lesley Procter

Dr Natalie Smith

Dr Rebecca Stringer  Chair - Postgraduate Committee
The social construction of victimhood; feminist theory and politics; Nietzsche – life and works

Associate Professor Martin Tolich
Research ethics; vulnerable families; qualitative research

Associate Professor Patrick Vakaoti
Youth participation; street-frequenting youth; pacific social and community work

Dr Yuki Watanabe
Gender in popular media; masculinity and femininity of Japan

Dr John Wei
Queer studies; migration and mobilities; social class and social change; media, film and communication; China, Asian and Sinophone studies; transnational and intersectional methods

Administrative staff

PhD students

Masters’ students


A list of our graduates with links to their masters’ and doctoral theses