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Sally King

(She/ her)
Menstrual Matters Founder & Research Associate in Menstrual Physiology, King's College London

Sally is a research specialist in menstrual health and associated social inequalities. She founded the Menstrual Matters website in 2016, which remains the only evidence-based information hub on this topic ( Previously, Sally spent nearly a decade evaluating human rights-based policies and interventions. She has a master's degree in research methods (qualitative and quantitative) and a PhD in Medical Sociology from KCL. Sally is currently writing a book about the influence of gender and race myths in expert and lay descriptions of Premenstrual Syndrome.

Research interests: Menstrual/ menopausal physiology & health, menstrual leave, menstrual/ menopausal workplace policies, period poverty, menstrual education, reproductive rights, the pink tax, the gender paradox in suicidal ideation/ preventative approaches, gender and mental health, gender/ racial myths within medical research and practices, the myth of the hysterical female/ racialised Other, integrating biological with critical theories/ data, critical realist discourse analysis, mixed-methods approaches, & achieving impact beyond academia.


  • –present
    Founder of Menstrual Matters/ Sociological Review Fellow, King's College London


  • 2022 
    King's College London, PhD Medical Sociology