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Leverhulme Early Career Fellow in the Department of Sociology, Durham University

Dr Stephen Burrell is a Leverhulme Early Career Fellow in the Department of Sociology at Durham University, and a Deputy Director of Durham's Centre for Research into Violence and Abuse (CRiVA). His research focuses on men, masculinities and violence. He completed his PhD on work with men and boys to prevent violence against women in 2019, before undertaking an ESRC Postdoctoral Fellowship on the role the business sector can play in such efforts. Stephen is currently researching masculinity in the climate crisis and engaging men and boys in caring for the planet, as well as co-hosting a podcast called 'Now and Men: Current conversations about men's lives'. He has also carried out research with Professor Nicole Westmarland and Sandy Ruxton for the Government Equalities Office on masculine gender norms in the UK, and co-authored a book entitled 'Men's Activism to End Violence Against Women' (Policy Press, 2021).


  • 2019–2020
    Assistant Professor (Research), Durham University