Leading this theme:

Contact Director:

Amy Chandler


Our work addressing gender and sexuality incorporates a focus on gender-based violence, sexuality and sexual relationships, and gender sensitive analyses of a range of topics relating to families and relationships. This includes an interest in how families and friendship relationships counteract, resist or are

implicated in sexism and homophobia and their intersections with racism and sectarianism.

In terms of gender-based violence, we work across the life-course, and are interested in violence and disruption in everyday relationships including couple

relationships, parent-child relationships, carer relationships and friendships. Our research also investigates – and contributes to informing – policy and institutional responses to gender-based violence and child abuse.