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Professor of Masculinities, Sexualities and Sport, University of Winchester

Dr. Eric Anderson is Professor of Masculinities, Sexualities and Sport at the University of Winchester, England. He holds degrees in health, psychology and sociology and has published over a dozen books and over five dozen academic articles. His often controversial research is regularly featured in international television, print and digital media.

Dr. Anderson is a leading expert in several disciplines and architect of Inclusive Masculinity Theory, which was generated from his research showing that deceased homophobia leads to a softening of heterosexual masculinities. This permits young straight men to kiss, cuddle and maintain bromances with other males, while also leading to semi-sexual behaviors between men and the increased recognition of bisexuality.

His sexuality research extends to the improvement that decreasing cultural homophobia has on biphobia, and his work on monogamy and cheating finds positive aspects of non-monogamous relationships.

Professor Anderson is also the trustee of the Sport Collision Injury Collective which is committed to examining and removing brain trauma caused by participation in contact sports. His interest in sport extends to critiquing organized team sports and writing about the coaching of long distance runners.

Professor Anderson's research excellence is recognized by the British Academy of Social Sciences; he is a Visiting Professor at the University of California, Irvine; and he is also a Full-Fellow of the International Academy of Sex Research.


  • 2010–2019
    Professor, University of Winchester