I’m currently Head of the Sociology Division. I joined Abertay as a Lecturer in Sociology in 1999 and since then, have held various roles including Programme Leader and Acting Director of Academic Programmes.
Before joining Abertay, I was a Senior Research Officer (Gay Men) at The HIV Project in London where I conducted consultancy-based research and service reviews related to HIV/AIDS and sexual health.
My research interests include the family, health, sexuality and social movements. I have conducted research and published in these areas, including carrying out work for the NHS and Scottish Government on sexual health, and sexuality and relationship training in primary education.
I am currently teaching into 5 modules:
I also deliver lectures on Schutz, Berger and Luckman and Goffman on SO0999A Contemporary Social Theory module.
My primary research interest is focused on health, particularly young people and sexual health, and sex and sexuality. I have been involved in a wide range of health related research projects including: the Evaluation of NHS Tayside's Sexuality and Relationship Training for Primary School Teachers; the Stocktaking Review of the Scottish Government's Sexual health Strategy; and a Scoping Review of the literature on Smoking and the Transition to Adulthood for NHS Scotland.
Angus Carers/PKAVS - Support Needs of Young Adult Carers - 2012 - £6705
NHS Tayside - Evaluation of Dundee School’s Anti-Smoking Initiative - 2008 - £40083
Health Scotland - A Scoping Level Review of the Literature on Smoking and Transitions to Adulthood - 2008 - £13000
Scottish Government - Respect and Responsibility: A Review of Progress and Next Steps - 2007 - £44799
Carnegie Trust - An Evaulation of NHS Tayside’s Sexuality Training for Primary School Teachers. - 2004 - £420