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Head of programme

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

Academic staff

Dr 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 Annabel Cooper
Cultural politics and history of gender; place, memory and identity; film and media; screen narratives of the New Zealand Wars

Dr Marcelle Dawson Chair - Postgraduate Committee and International Advisor
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 Katharine Legun
Environmental sociology; agri-food; economic institutions; science and technology

Dr Lesley Procter

Dr Natalie Smith

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

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

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

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

Administrative staff

Bronwyn Craig Administrator Client Services

Natasha George Administrator Client Services

Helen O'Sullivan Administrator Client Services