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Reader in Sociology and Youth Studies, Sheffield Hallam University

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.


  • –present
    Senior Research Fellow in Sociology and Education, Sheffield Hallam University