MA, DipClinPsyc Massey University, PhD University of Auckland
Girlhood Identities, Gender and Sexuality, Media and Feminist Psychology
Sue's research areas focus primarily on young people, gender and sexuality issues, including sexual health. Some of the specific topics within these areas include investigations related to bodies, sexual coercion, sexuality education, safer sex and 'growing up girl'.
She is particularly interested in popular culture both from the perspective of messages about gender/sexuality/body it delivers and how young people make sense of that information. Part of her research on popular culture includes work with younger children examining gender issues in particular. She uses feminist, social constructionist frameworks and discursive methods in her research.
Member of GEA - Gender and Education Association