Victoria Rawlings

Lecturer in Education, Pedagogy and Sexuality, University of Sydney

Victoria is currently lecturing and tutoring in education, pedagogy and sexuality subjects at the University of Sydney. Prior to this, she was a Senior Research Associate at Lancaster University, researching the reasons why LGBTQ youth have higher rates of self-harm and suicidal feelings than heterosexual or cisgender youth. She also conducts research around the impact and processes of sexual and gender norms on young people.
Victoria received her PhD from the University of Sydney in 2013. It investigated the social structures and moments of violence and aggression in schools, particularly in relation to gender and sexuality. It also explored the meanings of 'bullying' in schools, and the ways that prominent discourses often constrained meaningful interventions of bullying incidents.


  • –present
    Senior Research Associate in LGBTQ Health, Lancaster University


  • 2013 
    University of Sydney, PhD