Senior Investigator Scientist, University of Glasgow

Alison Parkes MA PhD joined the unit in 2003 to work on teenagers’ use of sexual services using data from the SHARE programme. She has subsequently explored a number of other areas of teenage sexual wellbeing, including associations between teenage substance use and risky sex, quality of sexual/romantic relationships, use of contraception, same-sex relationships and family influences on sexual wellbeing. More recent work on younger age groups includes a study of the effects of television and electronic games on young children’s well-being, and research on middle-childhood problems associated with early sexual behaviour.

Experience

  • –present
    Senior Investigator Scientist, University of Glasgow