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Sophie Atherton, Dr

Research Fellow at University of Edinburgh

Sophie Atherton is a research fellow in the Centre for Biomedicine, Self and Society in the Usher Institute at the University of Edinburgh. She is currently working on an ESRC-funded project entitled ‘Viral Memories: From HIV to Covid-19 and Beyond’ which explores gay men’s experiences of Covid-19 and their memories of HIV in the UK. In 2023 she obtained a PhD in Sociology from the University of Manchester. Her PhD investigated the experiences of transgender secondary school students in the UK. Her interests include the sociology of gender and sexuality, the sociology of education, youth studies and qualitative methods.

Sophie Atherton's contributions

Queer-in(g) Education: mis/uses and matterings

18 Jul 2024 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Calling all educators, researchers, and advocates interested in critically exploring how queer theory has come to matter in the field of gender and sexuality education.  Join us for an online...

Upcoming eventVirtual

The ECR Journey: From inspiration to impact

This ECR Conference celebrated the journey of “becoming” an educational researcher. It was an opportunity to celebrate and disseminate small and big successes in ECRs’ journey from research...

The ECR Journey: From inspiration to impact

Past event24 May 2023In Person