Megan Todd is a graduate of Aberdeen University and completed her ESRC-funded PhD in Sociology at the University of Newcastle in 2008 examining community responses to interpersonal abuse in lesbian relationships. Before returning to higher education, she taught English at a secondary school in Cumbria and worked for the National Trust, where she was research assistant for the Historic Buildings Representative East Anglia.
Her current areas of research interests include the sociology of sexuality, definitions/interpretations of violence, gender and class. Recent work has focused on the ways in which perceptions of ageing impact on responses to abuse in same-sex relationships. She is also working on projects looking at experiences of abuse online.