Lois Donnelly is currently pursuing her PhD at the University of Worcester, on the subject of the use of special measures to protect victims/survivors of intimate partner abuse in Family Courts in England and Wales.
She completed her BSc in Psychology and MSc in Social Psychology at the University of Kent. Her undergraduate dissertation on street harassment and self-objectification was published in the Journal of Applied Social Psychology, and she has since published in the areas of intersex and gender activism. Her special areas of interests are gender inequality, gender violences, sexual objectification, social justice, language, and the use of quantitative methodology in feminist research.
She has a particular interest in the nexus between research and policy-making, and completed a Fellowship at the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology. She also has an interest in the history of feminist psychology in the UK, and has published on the experiences of feminist academics navigating activism and academia. She is currently involved in a project to archive the history of the Psychology of Women and Equalities Section of the British Psychological Society, of which she is a committee member.