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Research Fellow in Children, Young People and Families, Nottingham Trent University

Alex Toft, PhD, is a Research Fellow in the Nottingham Centre for Children, Young People and Families at Nottingham Trent. He is a sociologist and his research interests include sexuality and identity, spirituality, human rights and the well-being of children and families. He is the author of numerous wide-ranging publications with articles in Sexualities, Industrial Law Journal and Archives of Disease in Childhood, with chapters in Researching Non- heterosexual Sexualities (2012), and The Ashgate Research Companion to Contemporary Religion and Sexuality (2012). He has worked on projects funded by organisations such as NSPCC and the Fundamental Rights Agency (EU), and British Academy.


  • –present
    Research Fellow in Children and Families Research, Coventry University


  • 2011 
    University of Nottingham, PhD