Sandy Ruxton is an Honorary Research Fellow in the Department of Sociology at Durham University, and a member of the Steering Committee of the NGO alliance MenEngage Europe. He is a policy advisor and researcher, specialising in gender and masculinity issues. Recent work includes forthcoming research for the UK Government Equalities Office on gender norms and masculinity (with Nicole Westmarland and Stephen Burrell at Durham University), and co-ordinating a project (in UK, Sweden, and Spain) on men who take a public stance against men’s violence against women (also with Durham University).
Previously he acted as advisor to an Open University research project on ‘male role models’ and work with young men; running training of trainers workshops for the British Council in Egypt, and for Hasna Inc in Turkey, on engaging men in tackling violence against women; and acting as Principal Investigator for a study for the European Institute for Gender Equality on involving men in gender equality in the EU27.
2007-2015 Honorary Research Fellow, European Children’s Rights Unit, School of Law and Social Justice, University of Liverpool; 2007 - 2010 Honorary Visiting Fellow, Research Unit on Men and Masculinities, University of Bradford