Accessibility statement

Gender and sexuality

Gender inequalities in education affect access to, participation in, and outcomes of education at all stages. We are interested in the ways gender expectations, norms and identities influence children’s, young people’s and adults’ experiences of schooling and further education and vice versa. Our current and recent research focuses on the role of educational institutions in preventing gender-based harassment and violence; the content and delivery of sex and relationships education in schools; and so-called ‘lad cultures’ in educational settings.

We are interested in the ways in which gender intersects with other identifiers, including race, ethnicity, sexuality, disability and class, to influence people’s experiences of and interactions with education.