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Bethany Suggett
PhD student



I graduated from the University of Leeds with a BA in International Development with Sociology in 2015. I then graduated with an MA in Global Development and Gender in 2016, following a research placement in Jinja, Uganda with Irise International. My MA dissertation explored the impact of an education-based intervention on the menstrual attitudes and behaviour of school-age boys in Uganda. In 2018 I graduated with a PGCert in Research Training at Newcastle University, before commencing doctoral study in the Centre for Women’s Studies to pursue further research on menstruation and masculinities.  




Supervisor: Dr Rachel Alsop

Building on the findings of my MA research conducted with school-age boys in Uganda, my PhD study focuses on exploring men’s menstrual attitudes and their experiences in the UK. Prior to the impact of COVID-19 which halted my travel to Kenya and the University of Nairobi in summer 2020, the project set out to be a comparative study of men’s menstrual attitudes and experiences in England and Kenya. I am particularly interested in men’s attitudes towards menstruation, where and how men and boys learn about menstruation, and how men view their role in menstrual-related practices and issues.




Department of Sociology, University of York: Cultivating a Sociological Imagination (First Year - Core Module)

Other teaching

York Learning and Teaching Award 2020/2021

Access and Outreach, University of York: Academic Assignment Tutor and Academic Skills Graduate Teaching Assistant


Contact details

Bethany Suggett
PhD student
Centre for Women's Studies
University of York
North Yorkshire
YO10 5DD