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Honorary Research Fellow in the Department of Sociology, Durham University

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: collaborating on a multi-author book 'Men's Activism to End Violence Against Women: Voices from Spain, Sweden, and the UK'; a report for international NGO Promundo 'Masculinities and Covid: Making the Connections' (with Stephen Burrell); and a report for the UK Government Equalities Office on gender norms and masculinity (with Nicole Westmarland and Stephen Burrell). He is co-host of the 'Now and Men' podcast (with Stephen Burrell).

Previously he acted as advisor to an Open University research project on ‘male role models’ and work with young men; ran 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 acted 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