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Annis Stenson



I am a North Yorkshire native and have lived in the city of York for seven years. I joined the Department as a PhD candidate in October 2015 having come to Education following MA Women’s Studies (University of York) and BA Experimental Psychology (University of Oxford). I am a recipient of the Departmental Scholarship Award.


  • Associate Lecturer in the department, leading two modules: Gender, Sexuality and Education (MA) and Adolescence and Social Media (BSc Stage 3/MSc)
  • Research Associate for Academic Support Office - conducting data collection and analysis on Student Engagement Project
  • Final year PhD student


Research Fellow on two related projects in the Department. Both were led by PI Prof Vanita Sundaram and focused on challenging cultures of sexual violence in universities. The first was funded through the Daphne Project (EU) and the second by Higher Education Funding Council England (HEFCE).



My research area of expertise is in sexual violence and ‘lad culture’ in universities, with a general interest in gender and sexuality.

Methods: Although coming from a positivist undergraduate degree (Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford), I am equipped to carry out both quantitative and qualitative research. I predominantly carry out interview and questionnaire research, though I have conducted simple tests of verbal frequency, mental rotation and gender role stereotyping over the course of my academic career. Intermediate user of NVivo and SPSS.


  • Doctoral Research 2015-present
    Problematising “Lad Culture”: Defining and Tackling “Laddism” in UK Universities

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Annis Stead
University of York
YO10 5DD

Tel: +44 (0)1904 326455

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