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Katrina started her PhD research at the University of Birmingham in 2019.  Her research is rooted in feminism and sexualities studies, while also drawing on her other long-term interests of campaigning, and political and social change.  It explores the factors that support women’s choices that resist and transgress sexual double standards and idealised stereotypes of women’s sexuality in their relationships with men.  She also examines the role of sexuality, and these factors, in creating more sustainable change towards broader gender equality.

Prior to commencing her PhD, Katrina held positions primarily in the higher education, third and public sectors in communications, stakeholder and political engagement, and operations as a specialist and a manager.

Research interests

  • Sexual power, agency and choice
  • Sexualities and sexual politics
  • Feminist community action and activism, policy-making and social change
  • Gendered and sexual subjectivities and identities
  • Bodies and body image
  • Shame and shaming


  • HM Sociology
  • Gender and Sexuality
  • Feminist Theory
  • Feminism
  • Bodies and body image
  • Sexualities and sexual politics
  • HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
  • Activism
  • Sexual Politics
  • Policy-making and Social Change


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