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

Dr Stephen Burrell is a Leverhulme Trust 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, and he completed his PhD on work with men and boys to end men's violence against women in 2019, before undertaking an ESRC Postdoctoral Fellowship on the role the business sector can play in preventing gender-based violence. Stephen is currently researching masculinity in the climate crisis, and engaging men and boys in caring for the planet. He has also carried out research with Professor Nicole Westmarland and Sandy Ruxton for the Government Equalities Office on the impacts of masculine gender norms in the UK, and co-authored a book for Policy Press, 'Men's Activism to End Violence Against Women' in 2021. They have recently created a podcast series called 'Now and Men: Current conversations about men's lives', available wherever you get your podcasts.


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