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Lecturer in Psychology, Bournemouth University

Dr. Liam Wignall is a lecturer in Psychology at Bournemouth University. Using qualitative research methods, he explores the identities and experiences of non-heterosexual individuals related to: kink, BDSM, and fetishes; pornography consumption; drag subcultures; non-exclusive sexualities; and sexual consent. He draws on theories from psychology, sociology and cultural studies, focusing on the impact of the internet and the role of community participation for these individuals. He is a member of the International Academy of Sex Researchers and serves on the British Psychological Society’s Psychology of Sexualities committee.


  • –present
    Lecturer in Psychology, Bournemouth University


  • 2018 
    University of Sunderland, PhD