Eleanor's broad area of interest and expertise is in 'wellbeing', and the impact of education and broader social contexts, with particular reference to:
• the life experiences of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) people, including issues related to homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying
• young people’s learning about sex and sexuality, sexual practices, and sexual health
• the in/exclusion of sexual and gender identities within the formal school curriculum, including implications and practice issues for teachers and other professionals.
She has conducted research for/funded by the Government Equalities Office, the Arts and Humanities Research Council, the British Academy, the Department for Education, and numerous local authority, NHS and voluntary sector organisations.